July 9-11 2014, Indiana Wesleyan University Campus

Funded by National Science Foundation DMR Grant #1206561

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 Three days of fun and fascination with hands-on physics experiments, projects, physics-based games, and science tours!!! For Girls Only  !!!

 Participants worked in groups on the following physics themes, using modules most of which were written and developed  by R. Ramos (PI) for the camp:

Kitchen Physics                                                             Electrifying Fun

-   Secrets of Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream                 – Levitating Plates

-  Spooky Tendrils from Corn Starch                       – High-Voltage, Hair-Raising Fun

Submersibles                                                               Wonder Materials!

-   Build and test your own submersibles               -  Levitating Superconductors

Solder control circuits and race submersibles  -  Nanotechnology-inspired fabrics!

Things that Float                                                         Science Tours / Career Talks

-  Walk on a liquid !                                                      -  Learn about  Girl Scientists

-  Hovercraft Rides                                                       -  The Science of Fingerprinting

-  Buoyancy with Light and Heavy Gases                 – Tour the college campus

Gravity and Pressure                                               Projects and Demos

- The Power of Vacuum                                               -  Eggdrop competition

culminating in a Physics Girl Show for Family, Friends and Teachers!


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Physics Wonder Girls presented physics demos to an audience including their families, teachers, IWU administrators and camp counselors.

See what Parents of the 2013 Camp Girls say about the Physics Wonder Girls Camp:

My daughter had a great time! She loves to do the “hands on” learning. The young women who worked with the girls were very awesome role models. They made learning exciting and fun! I cannot say enough about how impressed I was with Megan’s experience. I hope there are more opportunities throughout her high school years! Thank you again, Dr. Ramos!

                                                                                                                                                                                                    – Cathy G.

I wanted to let you know how much our family appreciated our daughter being given the opportunity to participate in this event. Any chance that a young student is provided to get deeper into math and science I feel should be taken advantage of. Many are intimidated by the words themselves but when given an opportunity, such as this, have their eyes opened to what they can do. The hands on, practical, introduction to science made it fun and interesting. Participating in this event has open new conversations between us about what our daughter’s future might be.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    - Todd R.

I want to take this time to thank both you and Indiana Wesleyan for providing an enrichment opportunity for middle school aged girls. We were warmly welcomed to the campus. The Physics Camp allowed my daughter to venture beyond, her comfort zone. Not only did she make new friends, but she was able to conduct hands-on physics experiments. Daily, she excitedly would explain what she did and was able to explain how and why, regarding the experiments…Again, thank you for providing this wonderful opportunity, to enrich the minds of middle school girls.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  - Sheila F

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number #1206561. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Physics Wonder Girls is registered with the National Girls Collaborative Project