Girls study math, art and science at GEMS Camp
By Liz Dadson
Women Today/Science & Technology
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Amber Splettstoesser (L), 11, Maddy Edey, 10, Jacqueline Shaw, 11, and Chloe Wheeler, 12, all of Kincardine, proudly stand with the poster they made at the GEMS Camp held this week at the Whitney Crawford Community Centre, Tiverton
Twenty-four girls, ages eight to 13, learned about the art of math during the second GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science) Camp held this week at the Whitney Crawford Community Centre in Tiverton.
The camp began Monday with Kitchen Science as the girls enjoyed a chemistry scavenger hunt.
Tuesday, they learned about the art of math by drawing an irregular shape and then repeating that shape on a grid to make tessellations, similar to tiles and quilts. In the afternoon, they did origami.
Wednesday, was Eye Wonder; Thursday, was the World Around Us; and Friday was Designer Divas and the wrap-up of the week.
Diane Williams (L) of Bruce Power helps Lily Matthews, 8, of Kincardine, put together her irregular shape
Sudduf Wynne (R), GEMS Camp leader, helps Mara Lita, 11, of Port Elgin, with her grid pattern
Gillian Charlebois (L), 9, of Oakville, and Abigail Shields, 8, of Kincardine, create grids for their tessellations
Sydney Thompson, 8, of Kincardine, colours her tessellation
Gillian Charlebois, 9, of Oakville, holds up the tessellation she made at the GEMS Camp held this week in Tiverton; Gillian and her family have a cottage in Port Elgin
Eila Barger, 12, of Kincardine makes a grid
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