This past summer we asked girls ages 8-14 to share their inner SciGirls with us. We challenged you to submit your science adventures using photographs and or videos along with a description. We were very impressed with all of the entries, there are some very smart SciGirls in our region who love to explore science, technology, engineering and math. Drum roll please, here are the winning and honorable mention entries in no particular order.
Congratulations to Helen & Patricia with their 'Deer Bone Discovery' entry.
Helen and Patricia found these bones in the woods near their home. They collected them and then worked with a local expert to identify each of the bones. The girls used their knowledge of horses to reconstruct the skelton. Great Job!
Congratulations to Isabel & Gaby with their 'Retractable High Heel' entry.
Izzy and Gaby worked through the scientific process to create a retrackable high heel, what a super idea. Check out their winning video submission here. We can't wait for them to hit stores, awesome job!
Congratulations to Amelia with her 'Praying Mantis Adventures' entry.
Amelia learned about metamorphisis by raising Praying Mantis nymphs. She used critical thinking skills to find new food sources for her nymphs to successfully raise them. She especially enjoyed observing them up close using gloves. Good work Amelia!
Congratulations to Julia who studied Monarch Butterflies for her
Julie found her Monarch caterpillars on milkweed and even found a caterpillar egg while searching for food for her hungry caterpillars. She observed the caterpillars as they went through the stages of metamorphisis turning into chrysalis and then into butterflies. Julia released the butterflies and hopes to learn more about tagging and monitering Monarch Butterflies in the future. We love your curiousity Julia, keep up the great work.
Congratulations to all our SciGirls, keep on exploring the amazing world around us. Check out what other SciGirls are doing around the country here.
The Girls in Science intiative is made possible by a grant from The Women's Fund of the Community Foundation for South Central New York.