Girls' Science Saturdays is a unique opportunity for the girls of Knox County to experience science. We inspire interest in the physical sciences by providing a fun and encouraging environment to learn and practice scientific thought. Led by Kenyon College students and scientists, participants will use cutting-edge techniques to explore new ideas and learn scientific methods used in contemporary scientific research. You'll definitely learn something new - and build some pretty neat stuff too!
Available to all middle school girls (grades 6-8). Registration begins at 8:30 am. The program begins at 9 am and goes until 1:30 pm. This event is free and includes lunch. For up to date announcements, like us on Facebook!
You’re inside a box, and the only thing you can see is a slit of light. Can you tell if it’s sunlight or a street lamp? No? Can you see particles that are too fast and small for any camera to catch? We’ll build tools to help you do both, and solve other problems as we explore the darker side of light.
What do an ice skater, the space station and a centrifuge have in common? Why are light bulbs the shape they are? And why is bungee jumping safer than it appears? We will discover the answers to these questions and more by exploring the world of physics all around us.
Registration will open after the November 12 session.
Our program is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. and will last until 1:30 p.m. (with lunch provided). Check in will take place in the lobby of Hayes Hall (201 N. College Rd) which is in the Science Quad of Kenyon College. You may wish to arrive a few minutes early to avoid the registration line, and participants can be picked up promptly at 1:30 pm in the same location.
For directions getting to the campus, please visit the web page noted below:
When you arrive at the college, watch for signs directing you to our event. Our street address is 201 North College Road. Once you turn onto North College Road, you will immediately come to a fork in the road. Please take the lower road leading to the Science Quad all the way to the end. The drop-off location for our participants will be in Hayes Hall, which is the first building on the left.
For those of you who will be coming from outside the Gambier/Mount Vernon area, there are a number of shops and restaurants you may want to check out while you are waiting for the program to end. Below are some links that will direct you to local restaurants and things to do:
http://www.visitknoxohio.org/ (Click on "Places to Eat" at the top)
For additional information or if you plan to register a large group, please contact Connie Miller at email@example.com or 740-427-5069.