Girl Scouting and Science: A Community Outreach Project

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Conference Proceeding

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Proceedings of the Georgia Academy of Science


This project was initiated and designed to introduce scientific concepts and experimentation to young girls. Working with local Girl Scouts in the region, this community outreach programs allows Brownies, Juniors, Cadets and Senior Girl Scouts to spend a Saturday morning observing scientific demonstrations in Physics and Chemistry followed by the Scouts performing a laboratory experiment. The sessions are geared to the age of the visiting scouting troop. Experiments are varied, such as the making of hand cream and aspirin to making slime and Christmas ornaments. Along with the Chemistry and Physics faculty, Armstrong Atlantic State students work as team leaders/facilitators during the sessions. This presentation will discuss and critique the project.