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Middle school girls get a science lesson in Kingston

April 30, 2014

Things got a bit messy on the last day of the URI chemistry camp for middle school girls on Friday. These girls learned that when you mix mint Mentos and Diet Coke, the rapid release of carbon dioxide causes a fizzy explosion.

KINGSTON - A week-long chemistry camp exclusive to and focused on middle school girls who have an interest in science brought hair gel and lipstick analysis, water purification studies, disposable diaper analysis and a particularly messy Mentos and Diet Coke experiment to the URI campus last week.

URI Professor Mindy Levine, who headed the camp and continues to seek funding to continue it, believes that young girls who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields do not have enough role models.

For the rest of this story and more local news, pick up a copy of the Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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