Activities: 11:00am – 12:30pm

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Example Activity: Space Station

1.Demonstrate How the Product is Used
   •Show videos and pictures of the International Space Station
   •Discuss what you might need to live in space
2.Draw a Representative Image and Label the Parts
   •Where the astronauts sleep, store food, clean the air, conduct experiments
3.Evaluate the Product – What do you like or dislike?
   •We like the sleeping quarters, but don’t like the prepackaged food
4.Recommend Changes to the Product
   •Build an annex to hold a garden, find ways to incorporate renewable energy sources
5.Build a Prototype
   •Using cardboard, construction paper, straws, popsicle sticks, create a model of the new space station
6.Evaluate the Prototype
   •Ask the girls what they learned
 

Example Activity: Bath Salt Chemistry  (Or Candy Chemistry or Lip Gloss Chemistry)

1. Demonstrate How the Product is Used
   •Show examples chemistry in the real world
2. Draw a Representative Image and Label the Parts
   •Discuss the chemical components of bath salts
3. Evaluate the Product – What do you like or dislike?
   •How does it look? How does it smell? Does it create bubbles?
4. Recommend Changes to the Product
   •What components do they want
5. Build a Prototype
   •Mix the suggested components
6. Evaluate the Prototype
   •How does it smell? Does it create bubbles?
 

Example Activity: Computer Programming

1.Demonstrate How the Product is Used
   •Show examples of computer programming, smart phones, video games
2.Draw a Representative Image and Label the Parts
   •Show ALICE programming code and discuss the components of a program
3.Evaluate the Product – What do you like or dislike?
   •What does the program do now
4.Recommend Changes to the Product
   •Help them brainstorm ways to make the program better
5.Build a Prototype
   •In a computer lab, give the girls a chance to try to make small changes to the program
6.Evaluate the Prototype

  •Does the program work