Want to know more about the science inquiry process, which is at the heart of all SciGirls' hands-on activities? Here are some great resources:
Forecasting Icebreaker activity
Download the PDF of this hands-on activity here. (Spanish | English)
Watch SciGirls en Familia participants try the activity.
Download Forecasting data sheet.
The Science Inquiry Process
Many models for the scientific process exist. In fact, if you regularly offer science activities in your program, you may already have settled on a process that works for you. If not, the SciGirls model is an easy 7-step version of the inquiry process.
Science Inquiry Elements, SciGirls Style can be downloaded here. (Spanish | English)
Watch this video, which will provide a good overview of the SciGirls science inquiry model.
As girls develop their questions as part of the inquiry process, you may need to guide them in some essential aspects of the scientific method. This video goes over some of the things they will need to consider, including testing one variable at a time.
Put it in Practice
SciGirls videos model the science inquiry process and can be a great jumping off point for your groups.
Here's one example. Watch the SciGirls video, Double Dutch (Spanish | English). While watching this video, keep an eye out for each of the 7 inquiry steps.