Guest Blog courtesy of SciGirls

These days social robots designed to interact with people are sold in stores as pets, housecleaners, and even healthcare assistants! To make these robots seem more humanlike, designers give them personalities using sounds, digital displays, and gestures. Can you communicate an emotion without using your face or voice? Find out with your friends and family in this Robot Body Language activity!

How do robot designers make robots seem more expressive? Watch the scientist profile to find out!

Solar Eclipse

What is a solar eclipse? Have you ever wondered what it would be like for the sky to suddenly go dark in the middle of the day? On August 21, 2017, everyone in the United States will get to witness an eclipse and experience how it turns the day temporarily into night. Create a model to observe how a solar eclipse occurs, and you will be ready to share your knowledge next August!

Click here for a DeSTEMber activity!

Click here for more information about the total solar eclipse taking place on August 21, 2017.

Get your free Girlstart solar viewer in February at our Starry Nights and WeatherFest!