SAMPLE SESSION 2 7

Sample Session 7

Gearing Up to Go

GEARING UP TO GO GREEN THINGS If the girls are still investigating buildings, let them come up with their own opening ceremony! If they?re stalled, suggest they go around their circle naming as many green things as they can think of?peas, lettuce, green thumb, geckos, fried green tomatoes, dollar bills. The girls might like knowing that the color green became associated with environmentalism in early 1970s in West Germany with Green Campaign for the Future, which grew from protests against nuclear power plants.

AT A GLANCE

Goal:

The girls brainstorm for their Innovate project.

Opening

Ceremony: Risk and Impact!

How

Are Those Plants Doing? And the Team?

Lightbulbs!

MATERIALS

Opening Ceremony: Investigate awards (optional). Old-Fashioned Silhouettes: Light (use brightest bulbs from lightbulb activity); white paper or recycled

Thinking

About a Team Choice!

Option:

Old-Fashioned Silhouettes

Closing

Ceremony

Looking

Ahead to Session 8

paper: black paper; pencils, scissors, and glue sticks. Lightbulbs!: Photocopies of page 79, or make your own on reused paper.

AS GIRLS ARRIVE

Invite them to check out the profile of architect Sarah Susanka (page 67 in the girls? book), whose teacher gave her a puzzle?and a lesson in thinking outside the box. If the girls need help solving the puzzle, here?s the answer: 76 Start

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