Posts tagged ‘Fun’

Exploring the Effects of Oil Spills

The environmental scientists of Trinity!

This week the Trinity Girlstart Club learned about many of the devastating effects that can be caused by an oil spill! We took a look at what it is like to be an environmental scientist by exploring several methods of cleaning up oil slicks in the ocean.  We also investigated a few of the negative effects that an oil spill can have on wildlife.

Bird feathers are soft and light weight. They keep birds warm and allow them to fly.

If a bird’s feathers are covered in oil, it would be really difficult to fly!

Environmental scientists remove the oil from a bird’s feathers with dish soap. “I learned that it can take hours to clean an animal covered in oil!”

One way to remove an oil slick is through absorption. It takes a long time!

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March 18, 2011 at 3:14 pm Leave a comment

Funnel Filters

Future scientists from McBee Elementary School!

This week the ladies of McBee Elementary learned about water pollution and ways to reverse its effects. We learned about different water pollutants in small groups, and then demonstrated some of these effects on glasses of water. Since each group was now stuck with a soiled glass of water containing dirt, soap and trash, we put our thinking skills to the test and created filter systems. What great engineers!

One of the many filters!

Working hard and having fun.

Putting their filters to the test.

February 23, 2011 at 5:52 pm Leave a comment

Want to be a Soil Scientist?

Wooten After School Club

This week the girls of Wooten Elementary explored soil and its properties. First the girls made observations as they placed clumps of soil into a cup of water to learn about soil composition. Then in small groups they explored the texture, color, and sediment structure of five different types of soil: silt, clay, natural dirt, sand, and garden soil. Next the girls used their observations to discuss different scientists that study soil for their work and research. Check out those soil scientists!

Yay Dirt!

This one looks like hot chocolate mix, but it feels gritty.

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February 17, 2011 at 6:04 pm Leave a comment

Fun With Mini Rockets

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November 17, 2010 at 9:17 pm Leave a comment

Spooky Fun

October 29, 2010
5:00pm-7:00pm
Clements Boys and Girls Club
Georgetown, Texas

Discover the science behind Halloween mysteries! Don’t miss out on an event the whole family will enjoy. Candy, spooky science activities, costume contest, games and more.

ADMISSION IS FREE!!!

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October 7, 2010 at 7:42 pm Leave a comment

Spy Kids

FREE SCREENING OF SPY KIDS

Saturday, July 3rd @ 3pm

Texas Spirit Theater at The Bob Bullock

Admission is FREE!

Don’t let the rainy weather dampen your holiday weekend!  Join Austin Film Festival and The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum for a special screening of SPY KIDS with producer Elizabeth Avellán in attendance!

Elizabeth Avellán, producer of SPY KIDS and Girlstart’s Expanding Your Horizons keynote speaker will be in attendance.

Some of the world’s most important spies are disappearing and former spies Gregorio and Ingrid Cortez are worried. While searching for the demented children’s show host who has captured their former colleagues to transform them into creatures for his program, they go missing and the mission is handed to the only two people who have chance at saving the day…their children.


July 2, 2010 at 6:48 pm Leave a comment

Summer Fun at Girlstart!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED!

There are spaces still available in Motion in the Ocean, Girlstart Clinic and Junior Medic!

Register NOW at www.girlstartcamp.org.

May 21, 2010 at 9:52 pm Leave a comment

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