STEM Hands On

25June

Hands-On Wednesday

Frequency vs Pitch

Girlstart is less than two weeks away from our Sound Check Summer Camp and we will discover the science behind music! Here is a Hands-on Wednesday Sound Check Sneak Peek.

Materials:
3-4 Rulers; metal, plastic, wood, etc.
6-8 Plastic Water Bottles
Water

Pitch

Fill the water bottles with different amounts of water to determine which bottle creates the highest and lowest pitch. Pitch is related to the degree of highness or lowness of a tone. Did the water bottle with the highest pitch have the most or least water?

Posted in STEM Hands On, Summer Camp

11June

Hands-On Wednesday

Avalanche Rescue

Snow rarely falls in Austin, Texas and when it does everything shuts down and we all enjoy a fabulous snow day! As southerners it is hard to understand how individuals go to school, work, or even outside when it is so cold outside however those locations are well prepared for severe weather situations. Girlstart’s Ice Age Summer Camp is around the corner and we will explore several extreme weather scenarios including an avalanche. Check out this Hands-On Wednesday Ice Age Sneak Peek.

Avalanche Rescue

Posted in STEM Hands On, Summer Camp

04June

Hands-On Wednesday

Dream Animals

Girlstart's first week of Animal World Summer Camp is only a few days away and the summer team is getting ready! Each week campers enjoy a balance of hands-on STEM activities, relevant technology, collaborative team building and informal camp fun. At Animal World girls will take time to reflect and share their goals on unique, hand-made animal creations. Check out how cute the summer counselors’ turned out!  

Dream Animals

Make your own dream animal at home!

Materials:
Mini Clay Pot
Colorful Foam Sheets
Glue
Scissors
Sharpies
Googlie Eyes
BIG DREAMS!


Don't forget to write your dreams on your clay pot animal.

Posted in STEM Hands On, Summer Camp

28May

Hands-On Wednesday

Water Cohesion

Water has some unique properties, like the ability to stick to itself, known as cohesion. Watch as the water moves down and sticks to the string. Water is able to go from one glass to another with no mess!

Posted in STEM Hands On

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