Nearly 30 Salina high school students spent Friday in the classroom, on what was supposed to be a day off from school. The Salina South High School Lab Chicks club hosted “Girls Day in the Lab”.
Club sponsor Nikki Chamberlain, a chemistry teacher at South, tells KSAL News that 122 female students in grades 4 through 8 participated. The girls came from 17 area schools in Saline, Ottawa, and Dickinson counties.
Each girl was able to choose four of eight science-related activities in which to participate. Activities included:
· Egg Fling
· Medieval Science
· The Weakest Link
· Balloon Rockets
· Kitchen Chaos
· Magnificent Marble Maze
· Super Submarines
· Plant Pigment & Strawberry DNA
The girls were guided in each activity by 27 Lab Chick high school students, and volunteer education major students from Bethany College.
Chamberlain say that this was the eighth year in a row for the “Girls Day in the Lab” event. Each year different activities have been offered.
Lab Chicks is a club at Salina High School South, which was created nine years ago. It was created as a way to get high school girls interested in science, and to encourage them to pursue a career in science.