After School Spring 2018: Week 5

During Week 5 of Girlstart’s After School Program, our young environmental engineers used their problem-solving and critical thinking skills to create water filters! First, they created polluted water to show how human activity can negatively impact the environment. Then, they created, tested, and revised their water filter designs to improve the filter’s effectiveness.

After School Spring 2018: Week 4

This week, our girls channeled their inner soil scientist to examine different properties of soils, like: texture, color, and water retention. After a mini-lesson on soil science, they formed small groups and used their scientific and collaboration skills to match mystery footprints into five different types of soil.

After School Fall 2017: Showcase Week 2

And that’s a wrap on Girlstart After School 2017! This week we finished with some final showcases. Family members and friends were invited to come after club for the girls to present what they’ve learned this semester.

To do so, the girls recreated five activities from the semester: the density shapes, Oreo moon phases, conductors and insulators, forces and friction, and parachute activities. They then created and decorated a station for each activity. When guests arrived, the girls walked their guests through the stations, explaining each activity and what they learned.

It’s been a great semester, and we are already excited for Girlstart After School next year!

For some STEM fun and exploration while Girlstart After School is not in session, check out DeSTEMber on our website for a different activity every day of December!