The girls will make their own stethoscopes before putting their hearts to the test. Students will study the effects of exercise on heart rates and learn why the heart is essential to every bodily function. "All of our programs are designed to show girls that science can be fun by engaging them in hands-on activities," says Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute Education Director Christi Whitworth.
PARI will host the program at the Transylvania County Extension Center in Brevard on Tuesday, April 30 from 6-8 p.m. $10 per student. Info and registration: www.pari.edu.
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