SciGirls 105: Horsing Around
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SciGirls 105: Horsing Around

October 24, 2019


Today is a big day! Jake, today I’m deciding who to
ask to the Sadie Hawkins Dance. There’s gotta be
a better way to find a date. Well, just to
let you know, Iz, there are only 2 guys left
without dates. [horse whinnies] (SciGirl) I’m
so excited about this! I think I want a calm horse. We’re trying to figure out
which horse would be best scientifically to be
the smoothest ride. (Izzie)
Izzie’s comin’ down the stretch;
she takes the lead. Oh I love the one
on the ground! Who’s that? Funding for “SciGirls”
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everywhere. They’re the building blocks
of tomorrow. That’s why Exxon Mobile
sponsors programs to get kids excited about math, science,
engineering, and technology so one day they may become
the scientists of the future. (girls)
♪ S-C-I-G-I-R-L-S ♪ (Izzie)
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♪ SciGirls! ♪ Whoo! (girls)
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that’s fascinating? ♪ ♪ The time is right ’cause
SciGirls are waiting, ♪ (girls)
♪ S-C-I-G-I-R-L-S ♪ (Izzie)
♪ We need you! ♪ (girls)
♪ S-C-I-G-I-R-L-S ♪ (Izzie)
♪ SciGirls!! ♪ Okay Jake, prepare yourself because today is a big day. Come on, Jake,
don’t you want to know why? I guess. [chuckles] Jake, today I’m deciding who to
ask to the Sadie Hawkins Dance. Oh! Oh! I know, I know, but after
last year’s disaster, I… Yeah, too bad Drew didn’t know you were
allergic to lilacs. But that was
the most awesome full page spread
in the yearbook ever. [laughs] Oh! [sighs] There’s gotta be
a better way to find a date. Well, just so you know, Iz, there are only 2 guys left
without dates, Kevin… Yeah. …and… yours truly! You’re kidding, right? No need to beg, Iz. Oh, you mean I have to decide
between you and Kevin? SciGirls, I need you! ♪
♪ Whoo-hoo! ♪
♪ Hmm. Nope. Hmm, horses
and measuring cups?! Eh, I don’t think so. What? Maybe there is
something here after all. Now you guys know a bunch about
horses. Which one’s which? Jet’s a quarter horse. Jet has socks.
He’s right there. The horses here are
just so calm and nice that you don’t have to worry
about it when you get on them. I just tell all these horses
by their faces. I think I want a clam horse. Oh I love the one on the ground!
Who’s that? (Morgan)
We’re helping Madeleine
right now. We’d like to see her
find a horse that is good for her
and that she likes a lot. (Madeleine)
And the last time I rode Ruby,
who was my horse, she tried to buck me off,
and it wasn’t fun. Which one do you think
is best for me? (Morgan)
You want to look for one that’s
probably a smoother horse because we don’t want you
to bounce off of the horse. (Madeleine)
There are so many different
horses that I could choose from to ride, and they all have
different personalities and different stride lengths,
whether they’re bouncy or smoother, and so I want
to find the perfect horse for me to ride in
the egg and spoon competition that we’re going to be doing. So I hope the other girls can
help me pick the perfect horse. There’s gotta be one of them
that I can ride. ♪
♪ (Morgan)
So Madeleine,
how is Ruby today? She’s been acting
kind of weird, like that. (Madeleine)
We’re going to try to turn this
into a fun science experiment since I haven’t been riding
for a while. We don’t want a bouncy ride,
we want a smoother ride, and so we’re trying to figure
out which horse would be best scientifically
to be the smoothest ride. I just redid my room
probably a couple weeks ago. Now the horses are
in their places. I think I’m going to learn
a bunch just, I don’t know, because being around horses you can learn a lot–
being around anything. You learn new things every day, so I think I’m going
to learn a lot today, and I’m not even doing
schoolwork, or any kind of work
for my brain. I’m just going to learn stuff
about horses. All right, thank you! Dr. Beck is a veterinarian,
and she is going to be a mentor
for our science experiment. I’m listening at both sides,
then also while I was listening I got a heart rate too on her. (Madeleine) I’ve been going
once a month on Thursday after school, and if I get my homework done and I don’t have
other activities, to go and shadow her. Madeleine, I have
a little surprise for you. Oh my gosh! We have some
very hungry kittens, they’re about 4-1/2
to 5 weeks old. We are going to be feeding them.
(Izzie) Kitties! (Madeleine)
I get to go in the room,
and I just sit back and watch. (Izzie)
Hey little kitty. I’m gonna pick up you,
you’re the runt, I like runts.
[the kitty meows] Sometimes they’re puppies,
and sometimes they’re kittens that sometimes are sick, and she
knows a bunch about animals. So this is probably when
I was about your age, and I did used to
show Western Pleasure. (Madeleine)
I kind of took a little break and now I’m starting
to ride again, and my friends and I are going to pick out a horse
like, scientifically. So we do a couple experiments,
and then we’re going to pick out the smoothest horse
for me to ride in the show. Oh! You should see Liz over at the University
of Minnesota equine center. (Madeleine)
If we have a question,
she’s going to help us, and she’ll be really great
with answering them because she has a horse
of her own, and she’s a vet. (Morgan)
I’m so excited about this. (Amanda) I know.
Oh my gosh, me too. (Zoe) We can see all the horses
and what breeds they have? (Morgan)
We went to the Leatherdale
Equine Center, and we just learned
all this great stuff with this 2nd-year
vet student Liz. (Morgan)
So are these sick horses or…? (Liz)
Most horses that come here
are for lameness. So if they’re sore somewhere
and we need to figure out what it is, that’s usually
what they come here for. And then we can do
other stuff on here! When I first saw Sierra
on the treadmill running, the first time I saw it,
I was kind of like whoa, I’ve never seen this before.
This is really cool. (Izzie)
Giddyup little horsey! Izzie’s comin’ down the stretch,
she takes the lead. It’s Izzie by a nose! (Zoe)
They put the horse
on the treadmill to help them gain muscle
and to take their heart rate. They told us about
getting them on there. It’s kind of like so why would
a horse want to go on there? (Liz)
Well, it’s hard at first, but we always
walk them forward through first so that they get the idea of
moving forward on the treadmill. And we’ll start up slowly
and get them to learn to walk. (Madeleine)
What’s that strap for? (Liz)
That is actually going
to monitor her heart rate. So it’s a way we can monitor
a horse while they’re working, because otherwise it’s pretty
hard to run a horse, stop them, try to take a reading,
and get it just perfect. So it was pretty cool
when this came out. Could we borrow the heart
monitor for our research? That’d be good because then we could figure out on our own
what’s going on here. Sure. The first thing we do is
bring them through these doors, and it’s nice and bright
and open so the horses want to come in. (Madeleine)
There was so much information
that we learned and so little time
to learn it in. It’s good I took notes
because I don’t remember. I was writing stuff down
and then looking up. Someone else would ask
the question. I was like no wait,
I’m not done writing! This room right here is the one where we’ll actually put
the horse under anesthesia. We put the horse in here…
(Madeleine) I’m the horse. …where Madeleine is, then
you’re starting to get sleepy. So we’re going to
put this up against you, and this helps you support. Then we take them
right into surgery. Put their little ears through
here, put their eyes right here, and so this is just like
a padded protection so they won’t hit their head
or anything like that. We have this air mattress. This will keep them
from standing up real fast. (Izzie)
Wow-wee! Horses sure have a
great life in this hospital! I’m gonna go down.
Oh my gosh! [all laugh] (Madeleine)
Liz explained conformation and how it affects
the stride of a horse, then she taped the horse
into 3 sections. (Liz)
The shoulder section,
their midsection, and their hind section. You can measure the different
quarters that they have, and if they’re proportionate,
then that’s better. (Liz)
This section right here is kind of about
this section right here, but I’d say
that his middle section here is quite a bit longer. I’ll let you guys figure out if that might be smoother movement
or bouncier movement. Thanks for coming out, guys.
It was a lot of fun. (Izzie)
Hey, let’s go visit the Website! (SciGirls)
♪ Push the button.
Push, push the button. ♪ ♪ Girls, girls, girls! ♪ I think we should
upload this one on there. That would be a really good
picture of it. Yeah, I think
that’ll definitely work. Where would you like
to go on vacation? A cabin in the woods,
a tropical island, a big city, an amusement park,
or a foreign country? Amusement park with
roller coasters. Always! (both laugh) Yes! (Izzie)
Ooh, I want to see
Morgan and Zoe’s profiles. I’m Morgan. I’m Zoe. And we’re at softball practice. (Zoe)
Morgan, she is one
of my best friends for sure. This is one of my cats Lilly. This is my desk where I do
my homework every day, and that’s a horseshoe
from Spirit. I’m always in the kitchen
when I’m at home. (Zoe)
Morgan was on the Horse Bowl
team in our 4-H group. She knows a lot about horses. I think she’s going to be
a lot of help. My favorite color would
have to be probably pink. Hey, mine too! This is the tack area. I would describe him as a
gentle, kind, loving horse. That, I usually call happy ears. Nothing complicated. All fun. And that’s pretty much it. Bye. It’s really
cold out today. Very windy
and very cold. So we need to pick out
a horse for Madeleine. Maybe we could pick out 3. Over there, there’s Cody,
Tally, and Sage. I don’t know if she’s
quite at that level yet. Well, back there is Penny.
(Izzie) Hi Penny. (Zoe)
She’d be a great horse.
She’s really calm. (Morgan) What about Gammon?
(Zoe) He’d be a great choice. He has nice gait.
(Morgan) I know. Gait is
the different speed and sequence of footfalls
the horses take. The 4 gaits are walk,
trot, cantor, gallop. (Izzie)
Walk, trot, cantor, gallop. Got it! (Zoe)
Justin could be
a good horse to use. (Morgan)
Yeah, he’s a little defensive. I think
they’d be really good because
they’re all really calm horses, but they’ve
all got enough energy
that they’d be able to do it. (Zoe)
And she can control
all of them. (Morgan) Yeah. (Madeleine)
We have to pick a couple topics
that we want to do for our test,
or for testing and experiments. (Izzie)
Now we’re talkin’! Tests for potential dates. I think for sure we
should do the tape thing that Liz was showing us,
taping off 3 different sections, then taping
where the bones were… …and the shoulder, then
the bones and the butt. (Izzie)
Yeah, I think
that’s a good test. Conformation is
body structure, right? Yeah. Yes. Just checking. That would be good because
that shows how smooth of a ride, because I can’t
ride the horse before we’re going to
make it all scientific. (Zoe)
Well, another test that
we could do from a riding basis to see how smooth they are is
if you have a glass of water, you fill it up to the top, and
then you have to do walk, trot, and cantor, and you try not
to spill any water. The smoother the horse,
the less water you spill. (Izzie)
Ooh, I like that one! I think I could use that! (Morgan)
What about also doing heart
rate, just looking at that, and then seeing
a respiratory with cantering just to see
how fit the horse is? (Zoe)
If we were going
to test the stride, it would be very,
very hard to test just because we would
have to get a ruler out and somehow
measure their stride as they’re walking
and trotting. (Morgan)
What if the arena was dragged,
because if they drag the arena, then you wouldn’t see
any of the hoof marks there. So then if you had them going
around, then you’d be able to measure
just by the marks in the arena. (Izzie)
Yeah, that’s a good idea! I’m really excited
to see who you pick! Hi. I’m Amanda,
and this is my room. The first show I went to, I actually got 6th
in the Western Pleasure Event. My cell phone,
which I could not live without. I’m really glad I do horseback
riding because if you’re having a really bad day,
the horse makes you happy. You can just go
spend time with your horse, and they just make you
feel a lot better. This is the event. what are we
going to call it, the water…? The water glass test. I’ll hop on each of
the 3 horses we’ve picked out. (Izzie) Okay, it’s Gammon,
Justin, and Penny. I’ll ride at each gait,
and after I do each gait we’ll see how much water
is in the cup. (Morgan)
So you’ll have
5 points when you start. When you lose water,
it decreases. Okay, how much water
is it going to be filled to? 275 milliliters. Now you’re going to trot. (Izzie) Here we go! (Zoe laughs) I’m wet! (Morgan)
50 milliliters,
which is 2 points. [Zoe laughs]
Better than one! Here we go.
Let’s try not to spill any,
Penny, bet we can do it. Ready, good luck. (Madeleine) The water test
took a lot of time to do ’cause you had
to keep filling it up, then we had to think of how
we were going to score that. When Zoe does it so low,
not as much water can spill. The first way we did it
didn’t work. I think we should really
refill it after each gait because if you
think about it, if the walk is
a really active walk and she drops almost all of it,
like I just did, if she drops like, all of it and it goes
down to 50 after the walk, we won’t know or have accurate
results at the trot and cantor. So we should refill it
after each one so that we can get
accurate results. (Izzie)
More water, better dancer.
Works for me. [Zoe makes loud
clicking sound] (Morgan)
So a total of 9 points so far.
So I’m going to go refill it. (Madeleine)
Oh, that time she had more than she did last time though,
I’m pretty sure. Three points. I’ll go fill this up again.
Why don’t you get on Justin. (Madeleine)
All right, now
you can take it off. I know you’re kind of grumpy. You said,
“I’ve been here all day.” (Morgan)
Then we tested the walk,
trot, and cantor on Justin. I think Justin’s
going to be the bounciest. 8 points. I’m going to go
refill this. This is the trot
with Justin. Trot. [clicking] [SciGirls laugh] (Morgan)
He’s not liking that. (Madeleine)
I don’t think he likes
the water splashing around. (Amanda)
He doesn’t like the water
splashing around at all. (Zoe)
You’re okay right here. (Madeleine)
All right, that’s a zero. I don’t think
that’s even 20. Well, we can count it as that was a zero
for Justin’s trot. This is the cantor
with Justin. This horse is very bony
and very bumpy. (Morgan)
She wants to buck! Yeah, I can tell
that he wants to buck. (Zoe)
Better not buck me. Yep, that’s 2 points,
which is 50 milliliters. So it’s better than his trot. I think Gammon is going
to be the bounciest. Oh my gosh, he’s wide! Yeah, he’s
like a big sofa! (Zoe)
He’s a big horse, he’s
a big sweetie. (Morgan) He is. (Amanda)
Okay, the walk on Gammon. (Morgan)
So does he feel smooth
right now? (Zoe)
He does feel very smooth
right now. Gammon, I thought
would be the bumpiest ride. It doesn’t look like it will be,
but that’s what I thought. So that’s
about 9 points. (Madeleine)
This is the lowest by far. (Morgan)
So for the trot we’ve got about 175 milliliters,
which is 7 points. (Izzie) Go Gammon, go! 100 milliliters,
which is 4 points. What we’ve established now is,
Gammon out of the 3 horses is by far the
smoothest. (Izzie) Go
Gammon! So here are
pictures of my horse when I was probably your
age, so he’s about 24 now. (Amanda)
Did you always
want to be a vet, and did your horse inspire
you on being a vet, or…? (Liz)
He did, it was probably
even before that though. You know how everybody has
that one special dog? Well, I had one growing up
when I was in 2nd grade. And I love science. I’m sure
obviously you guys do too. But I love medicine, science, so it was just a wonderful
blend of the two. So you guys, who wants to do
what? I’m going to tape. I want to tape. No. (Liz)
We’re going to tape the horse
into sections. The more even the sections,
the smoother the horse. He’s probably going to be
the hardest one to tell just because he’s got
a lot more muscle on him. So that’s his last rib, so I would probably tape
right about there. (Madeleine)
On a horse,
there are 3 quarters. There’s the front… Now we’ll go from
the point of the shoulder. (Madeleine)
…which is their head and their
neck and their front legs. (Morgan)
To keep it consistent,
we’ll say it’s 40 centimeters. (Madeleine)
Then there’s the middle section,
which is their stomach. (Morgan)
This one would be
about 66 centimeters. (Madeleine)
Then there’s
the hind section, which is their hind legs,
and then their tail and stuff. (Morgan)
This one’s 71, I’d say. We should probably
take a picture now just to record the data so
later on we can still have it. ♪
♪ I’m going to get Gammon
over here. (Morgan) Long strides can equal
like, a springy step. Otherwise if they take
just kind of normal strides, or maybe they’re reaching
just a little bit, then it’s going to be
really smooth. What is a stride?
Can you describe what measurement you
would actually take? One stride would be
like 1, 2, and then… Then those are her
2 footprints. But I think you want to
measure from the same foot. So it would be like– ’cause
otherwise that’s a step. 1, 2, 3. So it would be like from here
to here would be one stride. Go! Rock, paper, scissors. Rock, paper, scissors. Rock, paper,
scissors. Okay, so
you get to ride. (Madeleine)
So I say we start raking,
and I call raking. (Amanda)
If my science teacher
isn’t giving extra credit for this,
my gym teacher should! (Morgan)
Okay, go ahead. There’s like 2 strides
in-between that one though. (Madeleine) That one’s 3. ♪
♪ (Zoe)
Maybe that was a different one
because if you look at that one right there, if you’re positive
that one’s the front left? (Morgan)
Wait, which one did you say? (Madeleine) The stride test was
the most confusing and took the most time. (Morgan)
Okay, I don’t think
we’re marking this clearly because we’re all kind of
confused on where it starts. (Madeleine) No, ’cause
it started right there. (Morgan) Just look at this.
(Madeleine) …then it went left, right, left.
(Morgan) There’s one line right here going diagonal, then
one kind of going down there. So does it really matter
where the–we know where it is? It matters where it starts,
’cause we stopped right there. Let’s just go like,
start making a line. Maybe we’ll all
just try to focus on, we’ll just go for one.
You know what I mean? One length,
so we all can focus. Yeah– focus, focus, focus. (Liz)
You guys are putting tape
on the foot just to make it
show up a little more? (Morgan)
Again, we’re just putting
the pink duct tape on so that we can see
which foot is landing, and we can be able to get
accurate results. Okay, we’re
ready when you are. One… 2. (Zoe)
170 right here, right? (Morgan)
That worked really well. One, 2. No, it’s 210. One, 2. Yeah, 196. (Morgan)
So Justin did end up
having the longest stride. (Izzie) Hey Justin, you want to go to the dance with me? (Amanda) We were really happy we
borrowed the heart rate monitor. It made the test a lot easier. (Madeleine)
First we’ll take
the resting heart rate. Right now
her standing heart rate is 36. (Liz) That’s beats per minute?
(Madeleine) Yeah. (Liz)
Okay, just clarifying. (Madeleine)
Then exercise them, then we’ll take it again
every 10 seconds after. You ready, Morgan? Yup. Two minutes of just trotting. Go! (Morgan)
If a horse is overweight, it’s going to take longer for
their heart rate to drop down once they’ve been exercising. It’s at like, 83. A more fit horse, the heart rate would decrease faster
just as in with people. All right, now. 85. (Zoe)
Hey Morgan,
so how are you doing? Lovely!
(Zoe) Lovely. (Amanda) Okay, okay,
every 10 seconds now. 81, 68, 60, 52, 46, 43. (Madeleine) So it returned
to normal in a minute, almost. Now we need Justin. ♪
♪ (Amanda)
So Gammon’s
resting heart rate is 33. I’m hoping Penny
is going to win this. (Izzie)
Last test. (Madeleine) Okay you guys,
we have to let Penny win. Okay guys, so today
we will graph everything, with all of our data
from the other day. What if I keep a score
of who wins the most events. At the end we can look at it,
and whoever won the most events or got the best score
out of them, that horse would be the horse
that we would pick for you? Yeah! Oh, so it depends on which one
wins the heart rate? (Amanda)
For the water cup, it was proven that Gammon had the most water
left in the cup, which is saying that he had
the smoothest gaits. (Morgan)
So we can say
that Gammon won that one? (Amanda)
Yeah, we could safely say
Gammon won this one. (Izzie)
One for Gammon! (Madeleine)
This is the conformation we did with the front, middle, and
back of the parts of the horse. (Amanda)
I think it’s safe to say
out of these 3 horses that Penny was overall
the most balanced. And also she had
the best conformation. (Izzie)
One for Penny! My graph will show their
angle and stride length. Overall, Justin was the highest
point, and Penny was the lowest. So I think Justin
did win this event. (Izzie)
And one for Justin. I did the recovery
heart rate. If you look at this one,
kind of won by a lot here. Gammon But if it’s how quickly they return to normal,
then Penny won. Madeleine did kind of seem a
little bit biased and picked up some information we really
hadn’t been measuring much of, and just kind of like
well, Penny won this. We have to ask Liz because if it
drops quickest, then…? (Amanda) Penny lost! (Madeleine)
No she didn’t lose,
she tied. Penny lost. (Amanda)
I think she was scared of Gammon because he’s kind of big,
and he also likes to test you to see like, before you get on
if you or him are the boss. Part of the reason I pushed
the heart rate chart was because then Penny would have won that
one, and then Gammon and Penny would have had 2 to 2
and then tied! It was nice to have Zoe, Amanda, and Morgan
because I was biased. ♪
♪ I wanted Penny to win. And so I’d say something and
they’d have this weird look on their face and be like,
I don’t think that’s right. Because some of the stuff
I’d say, I’d be kind of like yeah, that’s right, isn’t it?
And it wasn’t. But they caught me all the time. They were really good
at catching me. Then I was more scientific. So Gammon won with 2 points. Scientifically, Gammon is the best horse to use
for egg and spoon. I’m really excited about today,
it’s going to be a lot of fun! (Madeleine)
I’m nervous,
but I’m less nervous than earlier in the week.
Oh, oh. I think Madeleine is
going to do pretty good. My stomach
hurts a little. [laughs] I have butterflies,
but I think I’ll do okay. Think I’ll do well. (male announcer)
There are 8 riders. I hope Madeleine is going
to pick Gammon, but I also have a little feeling
that she might pick Penny too just because
that’s her favorite horse. (man)
Let’s hop on, Madeleine,
it’s time for your next event. I decided to do Gammon
for egg and spoon. (Amanda)
She ended up using Gammon,
which really surprised me just because
she liked Penny so much. (man) Have you ever done egg and
spoon before? (Madeleine) No. But I’ve never done
anything before! I don’t want to be nervous
on the horse ’cause they can tell
that I’m nervous. (Izzie)
Walkin’ with
the egg on the spoon… and that’s no “yoke!” Ha ha! Keep it up, Madeleine,
you’re doing great! (Izzie)
Oh no, no, don’t drop it! We don’t want scrambled eggs! Okay. Trot. Oops, okay.
Back, Gammon. If I would’ve gotten
to the trot, I think it would’ve been
really helpful to have Gammon. (female announcer)
Fourth Place is Madeleine. (Izzie)
Good job, Madeleine! (Madeleine)
Overall, I’m happy
with my choice. I’m glad I got up the courage
to try Gammon. It’s my first show
and my first ribbon. He was the right choice
scientifically and for me. ♪
♪ (Izzie laughs) Hee-haw! Wait a minute. So you’re pickin’ a date the same way the SciGirls
picked a horse? Well, not really. I’m just borrowing
their methods. So, here’s the plan. What if we don’t
want to dance? Ah, ah, ah, ah! Interrupting
your date is a demerit, Jake. Okay… Wait. No, no. Okay, now each of you get
a glass of water. Good. Now… dance! Hold on now, I don’t
want to dance… Nope. No, no, no, no! No talking, Jake, just dancing. [dance music plays] Yeah. Yeah, dance harder! Yes! Okay, now,
hold up your glasses. Ho ho! Kevin; a little spazzy there. Hey, yeah, sorry,
maybe next year. Well Jake,
according to my calculations you are the best date for me. Well Iz, I could’ve
told you that. Who wouldn’t want
to go with me? ♪
♪ [Izzie gasps] Ready Freddie! Oh, I wonder if there’s a test to see if I’m gonna die
of embarrassment? You are now being
judged at the walk. I am like, really scared
for the Junior Equitation. Come on Madeleine,
you can do it! (man)
Trot your horses please. (Madeleine)
I’m nervous about cantering. (man) Cantor your horses.
(Amanda) Good job, Madeleine. (Morgan)
She’s doing really good. (male announcer)
In First Place
riding Penny… Madeleine! Oh my gosh! I’m really excited.
I’m like, shaking now. Not like nervousness anymore. I’m happy now! (SciGirl) We decided to build a basking turtle platform. We wanted to learn what we could
do about the population. I’m holding
a snapping turtle! (SciGirls laugh) (SciGirl) This week at
archaeology camp we’re trying to find out about
the Fremont people. Climbing. I can’t wait to start trying
to find these artifacts. I thought it was nothing until I
started digging. We’re going to set up our own
mini wind farm. We were just really awestruck
at the size of these huge wind turbines. Wind power. Yeah! Funding for “SciGirls”
is provided by the following… The National
Science Foundation– supporting education
and research across all fields
of science and engineering. The National Science
Foundation– where discoveries begin! (woman) Math, science,
and curious young minds. They’re our future. That’s why Exxon Mobile and
former astronaut Sally Ride created the Sally Ride
Science Academy to help teachers inspire
our students so they may become the scientists
and engineers of tomorrow. ♪
♪ Hey there! Hi! The SciGirls Website
is off the hook! You can set up a profile,
find new friends, create a page
for your science project, watch SciGirls videos,
and have fun! So come on– be a SciGirl
on pbskidsgo.org See you there! Bye! (girls)
♪ S-C-I-G-I-R-L-S ♪ CC–Armour Captioning & TPT

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