Thursday, May 9, 2013

Last Day: Water Rockets

On our last day of LunaTech this year, the girls met up at a local park and launched the water rockets they'd constructed and decorated the class before.  It was a hot day and perfect for our launch.  The girls had fun pumping their water bottle rockets full of air, shouting the countdown, and pulling the rip cord - watching with eyes wide of excitement as their rockets shot into the air with a loud pop.

Afterwards, to cool down, we ate popsicles and had a water ballon fight.  It was a great last day of LunaTech and we're all looking forward to next year!

Read more about our water rockets in the Marin IJ article, Girls Rocket to Success.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Girls+Design: Products of Change

As described in our previous post, LunaTech partnered with Youth In Arts to participate in a pilot program of Girls+Design.  Below are several of the projects worked on and completed throughout the Girls+Design program.

In the video above, LunaTech had fun drawing and making shrinky dink tags and charms to put on the canvas bags they would later decorate.

In the video above, the girls were asked "What is important to you?  What do you value most?"  Then, led in an exercise by Suzanne, the girls transformed their values into unique, individual patterns.

In the video above, the girls are taking transferring their patterns onto canvas bags.  These bags were further decorated by the girls to include their personal stories.  Suzanne collected the completed bags and brought them to a group of girls in Africa.

In the video above, the girls introduce themselves and share what's important to them.  This video was created to go along with the canvas bags to the girls in Africa.