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). The program begins at 9:00 a.m. and goes until 1:30 p.m. Registration is free, and lunch will be provided.
Previous programs included:
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.
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.