Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Framingham Scouts to Hold Science Workshops on Sunday, Oct 3

Girl Scout Science Workshop
Sponsored by the Town of Framingham Girl Scouts

Place: St. Bridget School Hall, Worcester Road (Rte 9) Eastbound, Framingham,
Date: Sunday, Octoter 3, 2010
Time: 1:30-3:30pm
Who: All Girl Scout Levels
Cost: $6 per Brownie or Junior (covers cost of Participation Patch and supplies)
$3 per Daisy (covers cost of Participation Patch and supplies)

Juliette Scouts may also register

Cadettes and Seniors who volunteer are free & will receive a Participation Patch
Leaders & Adult volunteers are free
Checks payable: Town of Framingham Girl Scouts

Contact Person for the event: Mary Ann Sager at 508-872-4989 or masager5@...

Badge Workshops: (once earned, badges may be purchased separately at the Girl Scout store)
Brownie = Science in Action Try-It (all requirements can be met at the workshop)
Junior = Science Discovery Badge (all requirements can be met at the workshop)

Participation Patch: all girls attending will receive a Participation Patch design TBA

1:30-1:40 Check-In, Announcements, Girl Scout Promise
1:40-3:15 Workshops set up at tables, possible break taken for speakers TBA

Volunteer Opportunity: We are looking for about 20 volunteers: Adults, Ambassadors, Seniors, and Cadettes. All volunteers need to arrive promptly at 1pm.

NOTE: We ask that NO food be brought into the hall. There will be a variety of chemicals and we do not want anyone to become sick. Girls are free to bring their own water bottles.
Please return the bottom portion with your payment: c/o Mary Ann Sager, 6 Gryzboska Cir., Framingham, MA 01702 Deadline: Friday, September 24. No money at the door!

Troop #: ___________________ Level: D B J C S

Leader: ___________________ Phone: _____________ e-mail: __________________

# Girls Attending: ____________
*Please keep number of adults to GSEM SAFETY RULES.

Total Amount enclosed: $______________ (Make check payable to: Town of Framingham Girl Scouts)

_____ Yes, we can volunteer:

Name __________________
Phone: ________________
(please list additional names on the back)

One town-wide Troop/Service Unit Activity Application will be sent for this event.

Leaders: This page briefly summarizes the workshops planned. Information was taken from the Brownie Try-It book and the Junior Badge book.

Brownie Try-It = Science in Action (pg. 126)
1. Science and Technology Hunt – give a list of things to find in the room that show how science and technology go together (i.e. things of plastic, from trees) – discuss how science and technology work together
2. Weird Glop – observe the difference between solid/liquid/gas, discuss how some things can be only one or all these (i.e. water)
3. Balloon Blowing – they will blow up a balloon without using their own breath - with baking soda and vinegar – discuss how that works
4. Butterfly of Many Colors – ink in black felt tip pen is made from chemicals of different colors, mixed together these colors look black, discuss how you can see the different colors

Junior Badge = Science Discovery (pg. 200)
1. Chemical Appearing Act – discover how you can use a chemical reaction to make an artistic design, sometimes when chemicals react with each other colors change
2. Light and Reflection – make a simple kaleidoscope – which relies on reflected light to create its special effects
3. Water Tricks – why does the needle float, how many drops of water can you get to stay on the penny, what happens when soap meets the skin of water molecules on the penny and why
4. See What? – how is your brain challenged by optical illusions
5. Here's the Rub – discover how speed is affected by friction, how can you use what you learned when riding in a car or riding on your bike
6. Become a Scientist – more men enter fields of science and technology then women do, talk to a female scientist and find out: how she got interested in her field, who encouraged her to pursue science, where does she get information, which people are most supportive to her in her job

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