Several 4th and 5th grade girls from Merced County attended the first class of a seven-week Science Camp sponsored by the Merced chapter of AAUW (American Association of University Women) on Saturday, Jan. 7.
This session’s topic was Biology. After learning a little about what biology is, and some possible careers in this field, the girls and their mothers (or grandmothers), dissected either a sheep’s brain or a pig’s heart, observing the various parts, and learning their functions.
The purpose of the camp is to expose young girls to female role models in the sciences. All the sessions are taught by female professors.
The other sessions will cover physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, engineering, and soil science/archaeology.