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Cell Workshop

What a great weekend! Usually, I try not to work on weekends, but I couldn't resist this time. I was asked to put together a hands-on workshop for a Math/Science Network event. The purpose of their events is to increase "increase the participation, retention, and advancement of girls and women in mathematics, science, and technology." My workshop would be for a group of 20-25 twelve year old girls interested in Science and Math.

Since we've been working with it so much lately, I decided to focus on the Cell, and had the girls build models of a cell out of clay. Each organelle was made from a different colored clay. Once the cells were completed, they were to slice the models in half, examine the cross sections, and try to identify the organelles they had just modeled.

The girls were just amazing! They asked great questions, and dived right into the activity.

I was completely energized.