Touching pig hearts, watching ping pong ball explosions, and identifying sometimes stinky smells made for a fun afternoon of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities at the annual FOX 9 Girls and Science event at the Minnesota Science Museum on Saturday, October 3.
Girl Scouts in their vests and sashes could be found all over the museum, learning about different science and technology fields at 17 hands-on stations.
Julie, a multi-grade troop leader from Hudson, brought her daughters for the third year in a row, because the girls love trying new activities and learning about cool career options. One of her girls, 12-year-old Christina found the anatomy of a pig heart “kinda cool and kinda gross.”
Watching Christina and her sister Alexis have fun in Girl Scouts for years, Hunter joined the troop this year as a Junior, and the Girls and Science event was one of her first official outings.
Between all the giggles, ooos, ahhs and yucks, Christina, Alexis and Hunter learned more about what makes science cool, and earned the FOX 9 Girls and Science Fun Patch to start decorating their new vests.