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Press Release 08-092

Engaging the YouTube Generation in Hands-on Science

An experiment using readily accessible ingredients helps middle-school students soak up science

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Photo of girl performing a science experiment.

Girls engage in hands-on science activities through a program called Bringing Up Girls in Science. The after-school program was launched by Tandra Tyler-Wood of the University of North Texas with funding from the National Science Foundation.

Credit: Mark Mortensen, University of North Texas


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Cherlyn Anderson, Einstein Fellow at the National Science Foundation, demonstrates a notorious experiment involving Mentos Candy and Diet Coke.

Credit: National Science Foundation