For our session on Tuesday, September 30th, we wanted to go to the core of what it means to be a scientist!! First we were introduced to two new sisters Aaquila and Caremah. They definitely were very proactive in our first activity. I wanted the girls to have a better look at what was around them. We talked about what an ecosystem is and why it is important for all aspects of the environment work together. I also discussed with the girls about recognizing abiotic (nonliving parts of an ecosystem) and biotic (living parts of an ecosystem) factors. The girls then had the opportunity to expand and apply their new knowledge with a short field trip outside. We walked around the school and the girls had the opportunity to see all the parts of the environment and ecosystem around their school. The girls really woke up from being outside and really got their brains working.
After discussing our Code of Conduct and allowing the girls to understand how we are all sisters and must respect each other while having fun it was time to get things started. We then moved on to an important science subject, the Scientific Method! We went through each part of the process and details about the steps so we would be better prepared for what I had in store for them. The water, pepper, and soap trick. Learning how to apply the scientific method and learning how soap breaks surface tension and is great for cleaning! The girls had a lot of fun and I noticed they really were working together more and more engaging in the activities. It was a great day of science and learning!