Friday, February 22, 2013

Girl Scouts in Bend explore at Science Night, hosted by Bend Research

Thank you to GSOSW Bend staff member Sulema Lambert for sharing this blog post! 

Girl Scouts is not all about cookie, arts and crafts. It’s about science! 

Over 30 Brownies and Junior Girl Scouts in Central Oregon attended a science night for girls hosted by Bend Research. The girls made observations about polycarbon bonds. They hypothesized about sound waves, observing them being represented by fire, changing to a catchy beat.
Girl Scouts observe sound waves demonstrated with fire

Girls also learned a cheer about the phases of matter, and then learned more about those phases with liquid nitrogen, balloons and flowers. They were also able to observe tiny specimens with an electron microscope - did you know that salamanders are actually covered in tiny hairs?

The Girl Scouts had so much fun at the event! A big "thank you" from 30 scientists-in-the-making to Bend Research for showing us that scientists are really big kids with better toys! 

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