GEM Fair on Campus Inspires Young Minds

Posted by on May 14, 2012

The girls learned about various body parts of a dog.

Minnesota School of Business, Blaine campus welcomed 60 fourth grade girls to campus on May 12 to participate in a variety of engineering, math, and science activities, led by staff and faculty.





The four sessions included:

  • Glow Germ: The girls learned about how germs spread, how to prevent germs from spreading, and participated in a hand-washing activity.
  • Chemistry: This experiment taught the girls about chemistry and chemical reaction, when two liquids, that look like water, combine to make a solid. The end result? A bouncy ball!
  • Veterinary Technology project: A couple of guest dogs helped out with this activity. The girls worked with “Future Vet” kits to examine the heart, kidney, dog ear, dog toenail, etc.
  • Lip Balm project: The girls used Beeswax honeycomb, essential oils, and other natural ingredients were used to make flavored lip balm for them to take with them.

Girls in Engineering in Mathematics (GEM) is a program designed to educate and encourage young girls interested in engineering and mathematics.

Each girl made her own lip balm to take home!

After washing their hands, the girls put them in the "Glow Germ" box to see how they did.



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