USA’s Chemistry Department held “ChemScouts” at their labs this weekend for Girl Scouts to dabble in the world of science. The scouts were shown how to conduct a variety of experiments which included making delicious ice cream from dry ice. They were also given the chance to solve a mini crime in a made-up crime scene.
“I think it’s so important because it teaches girls that science is cool. I think they get the notion that science isn’t cool, that it’s just for people like sitting in a room doing really boring experiments. It shows them that science is really cool,” said Kaitlyn Roberts, a chemistry student at the University of South Alabama.
Students in the Chemistry Club at South Alabama hosted the event. This is the third year the labs have been opened to show Girl Scouts the fun aspects of science.