During Week 4 of Girlstart After School, our girls explored the careers of electrical engineers! First, they learned new concepts and vocabulary, like conductor, insulator, complete circuit, closed circuit, open circuit, and energy transfer.
Then, the girls formed groups and put their skills to the test. They experimented with various objects (aluminum foil, brad clip, cotton ball, plastic spoon, penny) to determine which ones were conductors and which ones were insulators. At the end of the day, everyone came together and formed a giant human chain of thermal energy to illuminate a bulb!