Yesterday SciGirls was what I consider… An AWESOME success. The older girls seemed to love the straw tower idea. One girl even came up with a straw and tape ‘foundation’ for their structure. How cool!
The cable and tension experiment also went great. Several of the girls came up with cables (made of yarn) that held over 55 lbs! Next year I will have to bring more sand. I would never have imagined that they could come up with such ingenious items. One girl knew me from MathCounts! (However it was brought to my attention the shirt I made for MathCounts last year I misspelled mathematics. ON THE SHIRT. 300 SHIRTS MADE. I gave it to 5 people to review! No one caught it)
I ended up giving my business card out to several of the Instructors so I could come do these experiments in their classroom next year. Score!