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Saturday Science Club for Girls

Attention girls in grades 5 through 8 ...

Join us on the second Saturday of each month to investigate exciting science topics. Each Saturday session will be filled with new challenges, hands-on activities and interaction with local women scientists. Throughout the year, we will explore an array of fields including biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, physics, robotics and much more!

Saturday Science Club for Girls is held the second Saturday of the month from 12 noon to 2 p.m.

Members $13, non-members $15 per person, per Saturday. To participate, parents must pre-register and pay with a credit card while registering their children by calling (619) 238-1233 x806.

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Schedule:

Makey Makey

Saturday, January 14
Noon to 2:00 p.m.

Have you ever played a piano with bananas or used Play-Doh to control your Mario game? Learn how to turn everyday items into touch pads using the Makey Makey.

 

Nano 101

Saturday, February 11
Noon to 2:00 p.m.

How small is nano? Explore big ideas related to nanoscale science, engineering and technology. You won’t believe how materials interact nano-sized!

 

St. Patrick's Day Science

Saturday, March 11
Noon to 2:00 p.m.

Get ready for Saint Patrick’s Day by experimenting with color-changing cabbage juice and harnessing the power of a potato.

 

Pacific Gyre Clean-Up

Saturday, April 8
Noon to 2:00 p.m.

Did you know that there is an island of trash in the middle of the Pacific Ocean? Learn how this island formed and how it is affecting ocean life. As a team, you will engineer a device to pick up ocean garbage and test out your team’s rig at the end of class!

 

Earthquake-Proof Structures

Saturday, May 13
Noon to 2:00 p.m.

Explore faults, fractures and subduction zones. Build a structure that can withstand moving earth.

 

Geocaching

Saturday, June 10
Noon to 2:00 p.m.

Learn new navigation skills by using hand-held GPS units and locate a geocache in Balboa Park!

 

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