At Spring Science STARS today we put our heads together and started scripting our documentaries… what is most important for us to share with the Rochester community about our science? Today is modeling day. We analyzed Chris Young’s youtube video on blood, a stellar exemplar to say the least. From there, our groups traveled outside (because, oh my gosh, the sun is actually shining today!!) and brainstormed ideas.
To remind you, our two teams are (drum roll please…)
BPA– What is it, why do we put in in cans and plastic bottles, and what does it do to our bodies?
Texting– How does texting affect one’s ability to drive? And why do we still text and drive with the known dangers?
Since January, these two teams of miraculous female scientists have engaged in their own empirical science investigations regarding their questions… with the BPA team analyzing cans with BPA and cans without BPA and the rust that accumulates over time, and the texting team recruiting volunteers from their very own East High School to play Dance Dance Revolution while texting. From there, each team researched more information, asking more and more questions about their topics which lead to awesome interviews around Rochester with some super intelligent people.
So, back to today… what, Rochester community members, is so important about these two topics? What do you want to know about the brain and what actually happens in your brain when you attempt multitasking while texting and driving? What do you wonder about the effects of BPA, a synthetic form of estrogen, to your body?
Our hopes are that we can explain this science to you in two minutes or less, are we up for the challenge?
…. I think YES!
Stay tuned for next week where the girls will continue to film their model, conduct more interviews– take it to the streets (Ah! Watch out, we may find you!) and start editing film.