The heart of a teenage girl is a mysterious thing, but just like all other human hearts, it is made up of valves and arteries that can be easily understood. Girls ages 9-14 will investigate what makes their cardiac cycles tick at SciGirls, a national program that encourages young women to study science.
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.