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22June

Hands-On Wednesday

Hovercraft

Build a simple hovercraft using everyday objects! Predict how the hovercraft will fly: will it glide, go up and down, or something completely unexpected? Create a hypothesis of how and why this hovercraft works and test it.

Posted in STEM Hands On

21June

Girlstart Summer Camp 'to Go'

Negley Elementary School

Negley Elementary, a part of our Hays CISD After School program, hosted Girlstart Summer Camp To-Go June 13-17.  Campers took on the role of aeronautical engineer as they built flying broomsticks.  Camp Hermione showed the girls many other STEM careers and magical projects throughout the fun week!

Posted in Summer Camp

20June

Girlstart Summer Camp 'to Go'

Lincoln Elementary School

The next stop of Girlstart’s Summer Camp To-Go was Lincoln Elementary in Edinburg, Texas. Lincoln is also a part of our After School To-Go program.  June 13-17, Camp Hermione created forensic scientists out of the campers as they produced and tested mystery powder. More sorcery and science can be seen in the video below!

Posted in Summer Camp

18June

Jurassic Adventure Week 2 Guest Speakers

At the beginning of the week, Jurassic Adventure campers received a visit from University of Texas paleontology graduate student Lauren English. She explained that paleontologists study not only dinosaurs, but also all prehistoric life. She shared facts about the current prehistoric crocodiles she studies. Lauren also brought a tooth from a megalodon, a prehistoric shark, which the girls examined eagerly.

 

The campers had an energetic dialogue with Lauren as they shared stories and questions. By the end, most of the girls raised their hands when Lauren asked who was interested in becoming a paleontologist.

 

Posted in Summer Camp

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