Thursday, March 28, 2013

Girl Scouts Learn Sweet Science with Miss Hoover

On Saturday, March 16, Girl Scout Troop 208 had a science lesson from Miss Hoover, Briana Kinsey, while earning their Daring to Defeat Diabetes patch. They took part in experiments to learn about glucose, osmosis and diffusion, and about the roles of the pancreas and insulin in the body.

“The Girl Scouts were so excited about being in the lab and learning all about the science of glucose! They were so engaged and did not want the program to end!” said Kinsey. 

The program was part of the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiative, which seeks to ensure girls are educated in STEM-related fields to give them an edge when competing for an increasing number of STEM-related jobs. STEM topics help girls develop problem-solving, critical thinking and collaborative skills. 

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