FEMMES after school Science Nights aim to provide increased access to hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities throughout the year. FEMMES visits schools throughout Southern Michigan to present fun, educational programs to 4th-6th grade girls at their home school.
If you’re interested in having FEMMES run a Science Night at your school, please contact our after school activities coordinator Kate Weskamp for more information. Her email is kweskamp (at) umich (dot) edu.
FEMMES runs a variety of different activities at our after school events, but here’s what a typical after school event might look like:
Welcome and introductions:
States of Matter Demonstrations:
States of Matter: Is Ooblek slime a solid or a liquid?!
Recording observations and developing hypotheses:
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream:
Learning about Electricity: Squishy Circuits