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SciGirls | Dolphin Dive 06: Analyze

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The SciGirls have finished collecting all their observations and are now totaling their data and organizing them into a graph to see if they can make some conclusions about whether or not the dolphins can recognize themselves in a mirror.

SciGirls | Aquabots 01: Identify the Problem

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This SciGirls video demonstrates how to develop a question and procedure for testing how well restored oyster reefs are working. Oysters in the Chesapeake Bay are dying off so restored oyster reefs are being created. The SciGirls decide to do an experiment to test how well they are working. See how they develop their question and procedure for this experiment with the help of an oceanographer.

SciGirls | Turtle Mania 04: Share

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Gathering data is but a portion of an inquiry investigation; the ultimate challenge is what to do with all that information. In this video clip from SciGirls: Turtle Mania, the girls gather up all the data from their turtle population study and basking platform test. They then interpret their observations, reach their conclusions and set about constructing a coherent and hopefully persuasive presentation. To truly get the most out of their investigation, it’s vital to remain open to new ideas even while sharing their final results.

DragonflyTV | Double Dutch

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Marnicka, Precious, and Francheska have been playing Double Dutch jump rope for years. But they disagree on how they know when to jump. Francheska says she listens to the beat of the rope. Prescious says she looks for the rope. Marnicka says she does both. When they get their friends together to test it out, they get some interesting results. Spanish video version and bilingual activities are available under support materials.

SciGirls | Flower Power 01: Mentor Moment

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Girls benefit from relationships with mentors. Not only can mentors guide the girls through an inquiry investigation, but they also serve as role models, someone succeeding at a scientific career. As a science educator, the mentor takes the girls to look for signs of spring including tapping a sugar maple tree and introducing them to a citizen science project.

SciGirls | Feathered Friends 06: Mentor Moment

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The SciGirls learn about their mentor as someone who loves her job as a scientist and has a fun life outside of the science lab. Seeing women who have succeeded in STEM helps inspire and motivate girls, especially when they can relate to these mentors as people with lives outside of their job.

SciGirls | Terrific Pacific 03: Mentor Moment

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The SciGirls learn about the structure of giant kelp forests and work with their mentor to identify the animals that they caught on their video footage. Girls benefit from relationships with mentors. Not only can mentors guide the girls through an inquiry investigation, but they also serve as role models, someone succeeding at a scientific career.

SciGirls | Bee Haven 02: Research

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We owe every third bite that we eat to honey bees because of their important role in crop pollination. The SciGirls want to start their own beehive so learn all about different types of bees (queen, worker, and drones).

SciGirls | Flower Power 02: Data Collection

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The SciGirls begin collecting data using Nature's Notebook's data collection protocol. They collect data about temperature, precipitation, and what phenophase their selected plants are in. The girls also upload their data on the Nature's Notebook site so that scienctists and researchers who need it can access it.

SciGirls | Dolphin Dive 03: Observe

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The SciGirls are investigating dolphin behavior and start by observing how the dolphins respond to a mirror. The girls watch for the different types of behavior and how long the behaviors last.

SciGirls | Butterfly Diaries 01: Data Collection

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The SciGirls collect data about monarch larva populations following the protocol described in the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project. This citizen science project asks participants to count the number of monarch larva or caterpillars on milkweed plants. They look for eggs and caterpillars writing down all the ones they find.

SciGirls | Terrific Pacific 02: Data Collection

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The SciGirls collect data about the health of their local marine protected area. They take a fishing boat out to the area and begin collecting data. They start with collecting a plankton sample (to be analyzed in the lab) and then collect water quality data.

SciGirls en Español Activity: Humedales (Wetlands)

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This bilingual SciGirls en Español activity is a set of two components that builds on the model of science inquiry presented in the short, Spanish language DragonflyTV-SciGirls en Español video. Educators are encouraged to use the companion video as a catalyst or motivator to get students enthused about doing science investigations. In Humedales (Wetlands), SciGirls Sarah, Valencia, and Sophia tromp through diverse wetlands after a visit to the North Carolina Museum of Life and Science. The activity set begins with an Icebreaker, a simple activity which introduces one skill that is part of the full inquiry process. The icebreaker activities are intentionally short, lasting perhaps 30 minutes to one hour. In this quick activity, learners will model how wetlands act as natural filters for the environment by preparing a mixture of water, soil, gravel, and leaves, then pour it down a piece of artificial grass, observing how much gets trapped in the fake grass and comparing water at the bottom with the initial “polluted” sample. The second component of the set is a main Investigation, a more rigorous activity that includes all the elements of a full science inquiry. This activity is often a replication of the video investigation seen on SciGirls en Español. Allow an hour or two to complete a main Investigation, perhaps even letting it spill over across several days. This activity is an investigation into biodiversity of a given habitat. Groups of learners will work in pairs or small groups and conduct a bioblitz of a wetland, carefully observing, identifying and recording a list of as many plant and animal species as they can find. Data from all groups will be pooled to determine the “species richness,” the total number of species and to make a bar graph to compare numbers of each type of organism. (English version of the DragonflyTV GPS: Wetlands video and activities also available)

SciGirls | Underwater Eco-Adventure 03: Data Collection

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Carefully making observations and measurements is an essential part of data collection. The girls begin collecting data and making observations in the reef they've chosen to survey.

SciGirls | Multitasking Mania 01: Mentor Moment

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Seeing women who have succeeded in STEM helps inspire and motivate girls, especially when they can relate to these mentors as people with lives outside of their job. The SciGirls rely on their mentor to explain a little bit about the current research behind multitasking and some tips when doing social psychology research experiments. The girls also get help to develop a survey to send to give to their peers.

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