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Hands-On Wednesday

Dancing Worms

Chances are that you have participated in, or at least witnessed a volcano explosion created from baking soda and vinegar. In this version of the classic experiment to create carbon dioxide, take one of your favorite sweet treats and make it dance!

Posted in STEM Hands On


After School 'to Go' Spring 2017: Week 11


After School To Go ended the semester by highlighting students’ successes and presenting each club’s Showcase event!


Girls chose their favorite activities from this semester and recreated them for parents and teachers to observe and ask questions. Each small group became experts in their activity and career and did a fantastic job of showing what they had learned at After School To Go!

Posted in After School Blog


After School Spring 2017: Week 11


In this final week of Girlstart After School, the girls had the opportunity to pick some of their favorite experiments of the semester and redo them in order to show their parents the amazing things they had learned! The week before, the girls chose the top five experiments of the semester which included Lights Out, Cookie Mining, Sedimentation Rock Cups, River Pollution, and Miner Rescue.

Posted in After School Blog


Curiosity Cube Inspires Hands-On STEM Exploration

By Tamara Hudgins

(Photo Credit: MilliporeSigma)

Be brave, creative, and curious: that’s what we say at Girlstart every day. We hope to inspire girls to make this their personal goal, because we believe that these three traits are vital to nurturing tomorrow’s STEM workforce. Everything that we do is designed to foster interest and excitement in STEM studies, majors, and careers. MilliporeSigma—a long-time partner and supporter of our programs—demonstrates this same belief through its science education efforts, aimed at inspiring curiosity in the next generation of scientists. In the past, the company helped to fund our summer camp and after-school programs, including new programs for high-need Round Rock schools.

MilliporeSigma’s newest initiative—the Curiosity Cube™—is right in line with our mission, and brings STEM exploration and innovation directly to communities around the world, particularly those that might not have such a great resource readily available. With a range of hands-on STEM activities for all ages, the Curiosity Cube—a 22x10-foot retrofitted shipping container turned mobile science lab—connects children to STEM concepts and ideas, fostering  their interest in further STEM exploration.

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