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After School 'To Go' Week 8

Exploring Wind Energy

On the eighth week of Girlstart After School, our girls learned about how Wind Energy Engineers design and build wind turbines to generate electricity with wind. Then, they were given the task of converting a toy car into a wind-powered car by building and attaching a turbine.

Posted in After School Blog


Hands-On Wednesday


Check out gravity, tension, and torsion by making a catapult! Explore physics and the idea of stored energy with this fun and useful apparatus. Be careful what you aim at though!




Posted in STEM Hands On


7 Tips for STAAR from Girlstart

We want to wish everyone testing this week the best of luck!

1. Get a good night's sleep.
2. Get your pencils and lunch ready the night before.
3. Eat a healthy & filling breakfast.
4. Arrive to school early.
5. If a question is hard, skip it and go back.
6. Do 5 questions, then bubble in your answers.
7. The evening after testing, have family fun time outside & eat a healthy dinner.

For more tips click HERE!

Posted in After School Blog, Girlstart


After School 'To Go' Week 7

Exploring the Effects of Oil Spills

Back in 2010, the largest accidental marine oil spill happened in the Gulf of Mexico causing
immediate and long-term impacts on wildlife and habitats.

Girlstart’s After School girls observed images of the effects of this oil spill and experienced
how Environmental Scientists clean and rehabilitate animals that have been affected by oil
spills. They did this by stepping through the process of cleaning a feather covered in oil.

Posted in After School Blog

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