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SciGirls educational materials provide gender-equitable teaching strategies and hands-on inquiries based on the concepts modeled in SciGirls’ videos.
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SciGirls | Workin' It Out

Staying active is an important part of your overall health. The key is to find activities that both raise your heart rate and that you enjoy doing. It is best ...
5-8,13+
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SciGirls | Insulation Station

Insulation in the home is used for different purposes in different parts of the country. In warmer climates, insulation keeps the cool air in and the hot air out; in ...
5-8
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SciGirls | Puppet Power

Experiment with linkages in this SciGirls activity challenging students to design a shadow puppet with moving parts and use it to tell a story. The tradition of using shadow puppets ...
5-8
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SciGirls | Heart to Heart

The heart is the hardest working muscle in the human body, pumping out oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood with every beat. But no matter how hard this muscle works each second, it ...
5-8,13+
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SciGirls | Going Green

This activity, presented by SciGirls , teaches students how to reduce waste, and what happens to the environment when we don't recycle.
5-8
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SciGirls | High Tech Fashion

What do you get when you combine fashion and electronics? Fun and functional clothing and accessories! Soft circuits are electronic circuits that use conductive threat instead of wire. With these ...
5-8
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Busy as a Bee | SciGirls: Games

Work on your garden in this Flash interactive. Create a garden bees will love in order to grow your hive.
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SciGirls | Sink or Swim?

This activity, presented by SciGirls , teaches students how to investigate the properties of different types of plastics. It addresses how plastics are marked, and which ones recycling centers accept.
5-8
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SciGirls | Take It In Stride

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends that youth (ages 6-17) engage in at least one hour of physical activity daily. When it comes to walking, studies show that for ...
5-8,13+
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SciGirls | Breaking Point

Scientists work closely with engineers to create tools for collecting data. A penetrometer measures the strength of different materials, such as soil or leaves. It can help determine whether the ...
5-8,13+
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SciGirls | Multitasking Mania

To multitask or not to multitask, that is the question. Scientists are divided over whether multitasking is good or bad. One theory says that people can only multitask if they ...
5-8,13+
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SciGirls | Crank It Up

Experiment with simple machines in this SciGirls activity where students design and create their own moving sculpture. Machines help us get work done; some are complex, with lots of moving ...
5-8
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SciGirls | Print Hints

Investigators collect shoe prints from a crime scene to make comparisons with patterns on the sole of a suspect's shoe. Shoe prints can also help determine the entrance or exit ...
5-8
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SciGirls | All Tangled Up

A food web shows how energy moves through a community and the relationships among the different food chains. All organisms in an ecosystem depend on each other to survive; when ...
5-8,13+
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SciGirls | SkyGirls 03: Brainstorm

The SciGirls have learned a lot about satellites, clouds, and collecting data for a citizen science project and have the opportunity to share what they learned at a local museum. ...
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5-8
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SciGirls | Bird Is the Word

You can help scientists monitor bird populations and look for patterns in bird movement by counting your local birds and submitting the data. Birds are fascinating animals to watch and ...
5-8,13+
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SciGirls | Star Power

This activity, presented by SciGirls , teaches students all about light pollution—outdoor lighting which threatens our ability to see the stars at night, and which disrupts animals' mating, migration, and ...
5-8
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SciGirls | Passion for Pixels

Did you know when you look at a photo of a planet in space, you're really looking at a set of numbers? Remote-sensing satellites take pictures and gather data that ...
5-8
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SciGirls | Pedal Power

Experiment with bicycle gears in this SciGirls activity where students test for the most efficient gear ratio for the terrain.
5-8
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SciGirls | Super Sleuths

No matter how much someone tries to clean up after committing a crime, he or she will leave something behind and take something away from the scene. This idea is ...
5-8
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