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Outreach > I.T.S. for Girls!

Our club meets a new mentor or role-model each meeting, visits their workplace, and explores the background science of their field through hands-on activities.

There are two sections of the I.T.S. for GIRLS! club:

  • Junior: Grades 4, 5 and 6
  • Senior: Grades 7, 8 and 9.

Each club section meets one Saturday each month to find out about more information about I.T.S. for Girls! or our next meeting, please contact us at


The Club Community Outreach (Junior Girls)

For our community outreach meeting, we went to the SCRI Society Club. “The Club” is a place for people of all abilities and backgrounds to come and hang out, play games, and maybe learn something new! We brought some simple activities with us and showed the Club how cool science can be! We made Alien Eggs, sound sandwiches, and simulated an "epidemic" using a fun chemistry experiment. 


Family Engineering Challenge!

Family and friends were invited to this meeting. We talked about what engineering means and what shapes make strong structures, then we applied that knowledge in our engineering challenge: building a chair out of cardboard! We saw lots of different designs as the families worked together to build strong chairs; some of them even held the weight of the parents!


Water Treatment Engineering

We had a Civil Engineering professor from Dalhousie University, Margaret Walsh, come in to speak to us about how important water is in our daily lives and what we can do to clean it. We split into groups and built our own water filter using materials that are used in life-sized water treatment plants like sand, granular activated carbon (GAC) and peat moss. We tested the turbidity - a measurement of particles or cloudiness - of our filtered water and everyone’s filter was able to remove a lot of dirt from the water we started with.