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Iota Sigma, Chlorine Chapter, honorary society for women in chemistry, will provide supplies and guidance to 25 Brownie and 25 Junior Girl Scouts each, to earn a science badge. Each group, Brownies and Juniors, will spend a half day completing badge activities, and all will share lunch with the Iota Sigma Pi volunteers. Each girl will be awarded an Iota Sigma Pi t-shirt upon completion of the activity. The Brownie Try It badge is “Science in Action”; the Junior badge is Science Discovery.

Project Contact Info
First Name: 
Sharon
Last Name: 
VERCELLOTTI
Phone: 
985-893-0533
Project Details
Role and Contributions: 
Iota Sigma, Chlorine Chapter, honorary society for women in chemistry, will provide supplies and guidance to 25 Brownie and 25 Junior Girl Scouts, each, to earn a science badge. Iota Sigma Pi volunteers will come from the St. Tammany, Orleans, Jefferson, Tangipahoa, Ascension, and East Baton Rouge Parishes, an area of 2880 square miles near Lake Pontchartrain, to provide guidance for the badge activities.
Project Goals: 
Iota Sigma Pi proposed the project to stimulate interest of young girls in science by providing an opportunity to earn a Girl Scout badge in a half day. The first goal is for the girls to learn from badge activities, both specific principles of science and the scientific method.
Project Design Plans: 
The Girl Scouts will be recruited by the Audubon Girl Scout Council. The event will be held at a Girl Scout facility in Baton Rouge LA April 19, 2008. Girl Scout director will provide assistance in organization of the project.
Activities and Methods: 
Each group, Brownies and Juniors, will spend a half day completing badge activities, and all will share lunch with the Iota Sigma Pi volunteers. Each girl will be awarded an Iota Sigma Pi t-shirt upon completion of the activity. The Girl Scout evaluation forms will be used at the end of each session.
Project Budget
Amount requested:
Amount of matching funds:
Organization providing matching funds:
ItemDescriptionCost
Supplies for badgesStarch, iodine, postcards, tape colored cllophane, white tissue paper, scissors, paint brushes, bowls needles, cookie sheets, plastic trays, pieces of wood 18 inches long, toy car with wheels, oil, sand carpeting, stopwatches, felt tip pen, food coloring mezsuring cup, plastic bottles, steel wool, plastic wrap, flashlights, balloons, white paper 100.00
Rental of facility1 day rental fee 50.00
LunchFor both Brownies and Juniors450.00
T-shirtsIota Sigma Pi shirts for Girl Scout participants400.00
Matching fundsIota Sigma Pi in kind contributions, see comments below8285.00
Budget comments:
Project Objectives
Who is your activity primarily targeted towards?: 
K-12 Students
What age are you targeting?: 
6-10, 11-14
What participant sub-groups (if any) is your activity targeting?: 
Females, Minorities, Other
Which of the following types of objectives does your activity focus on achieving?: 
Attitudes towards STEM careers and studying STEM
What specifically do you want participants to be able to do after they participate in the activity?: 
Participant will believe / have confidence that she or he can be successful as a practicing professional in the designated STEM career.
Who is your activity primarily targeted towards?: 
K-12 Students
What age are you targeting?: 
6-10, 11-14
What participant sub-groups (if any) is your activity targeting?: 
Females, Minorities, Other
Which of the following types of objectives does your activity focus on achieving?: 
STEM career knowledge / other general knowledge
What specifically do you want participants to be able to do after they participate in the activity?: 
Participants will show awareness of rewards of a designated STEM career / discipline.
Who is your activity primarily targeted towards?: 
K-12 Teachers
Which of the following types of objectives does your activity focus on achieving?: 
Attitudes towards STEM careers and studying STEM
What specifically do you want participants to be able to do after they participate in the activity?: 
Teachers/Staff will be able to state/describe what one does in designated STEM careers.
Project Evaluation
Assessment Activities: 
Informal observation of participants
Informal discussion with participants
Informal discussion with program staff/volunteers
Post only participant surveys or questionnaires
Collecting Information: 
Yes