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After School Week 9

Exploring Ecosystems

Understanding the ecosystems around us requires ecologists to consider three things. Girlstart’s after
school participants did just that last week. To better understand the factors that affect animal
populations, human impact on the environment, and the importance of balancing species’ populations,
the girls created a food web by connecting relationships of a variety of producers and consumers.

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After School Week 8

Working With Wind

Our After School girls explored objects that operate with wind energy before building
and testing their own wind turbine system. The teams were challenged to design a wind
turbine that could lift the heaviest load. They ran trials to determine if the number of
blades impacted the mass that could be lifted and they identified how they could be used
to generate electricity.

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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.

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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!

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