Hands-On Wednesday: Test Your Senses

Today’s activity doesn’t require a lot of materials, but it’s a great test for your senses! Our muscles, tendons, joints, and inner ear all contain what is called proprioceptors. These ‘stretch receptors’ help us know positional locations, which means that we have a sense of where our hands, fingers, and other body parts are in relation to the rest of our body and the environment around us. See how well your proprioceptors are working by completing a few simple tasks with your eyes shut.

Thank You Back to School STEM Saturday Volunteers

Girlstart hosted its annual Back to School STEM Saturday event on August 5th at the Girlstart STEM Center in Austin, TX. 450 people attended and participated in hands-on activities and demos such as satellite launchers, stomp rockets, virtual reality, fluffy slime, and more.

A big thank you to the 60 volunteers who attended and helped lead activity booths. Thank you for making this event run smoothly and helping encourage kids in STEM!

To view pictures from Back to School STEM Saturday CLICK HERE