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A Chemistry Education Program Serving the Girl ScoutsHeart of Missouri Council

The Magic of Chemistry™ is a hands-on, inquiry-based educational program for junior Girl Scouts (fourth and fifth graders) in the 68 mid-Missouri counties served by the Heart of Missouri Council. It is designed to ignite girls’ interest in science. Workshops are held twice a year, generally during National Chemistry Week and National Girl Scout Week, on the University of Missouri campus. Three different workshops — Case of the Unsigned Letter, Fun with Polymers, and Chemistry of Color — rotate annually, occasionally working in others based on current events, allowing juniors to attend a different program every year. In small groups, the girls visit the various workshop stations, where each girl individually completes the experiments. Each workshop has nearly two hundred girls participate resulting in a total of four hundred girls a year!

For the Girl Event Fee of six dollars, they receive: all program supplies, custom participation patches, cute T-shirts, and a buffet lunch in the campus dining halls. Any chaperones attending are asked to pay a fee of ten dollars which will assist in the payment of their buffet lunch and each will receive a T-shirt as well. Please see the links on the right for any additional information or contact one of the program coordinators.

Registration is taken care of by the Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland.

New Program this upcoming rotation:
       Discovery of Crystallography Workshop!!!

   Discovery of Crystallography
   Chemistry of Color
   Case of the Unsigned Letter
   Fun with Polymers
Program Coordinators
Sponsors and Funding
Magic of Chemistry™ In the News
Next Workshop:
  Discovery of Crystallography
  October 12, 2013.

Latest News:
Igniting Girls' Interest in Science - Science Magazine article ...

MoC is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year! Photos from the March 2008 Workshop ... Plus a slideshow of the November 2008 Workshop ...

Magic of Chemistry™ | Amanda Drachnik | Connie Pfeiffer | Department of Chemistry | College of Arts & Science | Mizzou

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