Inside the Theme: Let’s Do Science!

//Inside the Theme: Let’s Do Science!

Inside the Theme: Let’s Do Science!

Behind the scenes this month, the IGGPPC staff is perfecting the science of a fantastic Camp experience. You may have noticed there was no pen pal round this month and some of the staff are out of pocket. That’s because the staff is getting ready for this year’s IGGPPCamp! [Mark your calendar for August 15-18] Experiments are being concocted in the Mess Hall, forest expeditions are being mapped, the camp telescope is dusted off, and great feats of engineering have gone into the creation of this year’s campfire ring. Science is everywhere! Here, the IGGPPC staff will answer a few questions about this month’s theme. Join us for microscopes, fossils, and the cosmos!

Joanna  Scientist Jane Goodall as a young woman at her camp in Tanzania. She is interacting with a chimpanzee.

Via The Jane Goodall Institute

 

Who is your favorite scientist, real or fictional? Or both!
I have so many scientists I admire! It’s really hard to pick just one…but if I’m pressed, I’ll pick Jane Goodall.

What was your favorite science subject in school?
Environmental science/studies

What’s your favorite science fact or theory? (Are you a big fan of Fermi’s Golden Rule? Super into Gravitational Attraction? Let us know what it is and give a smidge of a description, please and thank you!)
I know a song about the Fermi Paradox… But my favorite science facts are mostly animal-related! My favorite kind of mind-bendy science fact though is that air is a liquid. We are basically just furry fish swishing around in a really really thin ocean. (I’ve very much over-simplified this but I think you get the idea!)

SummerA webtoon charicature of Henry Babbage and Ava Lovelace by the artist Sydney Padua.

Via Sydney Padua’s The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace & Babbage

 

Who is your favorite scientist, real or fictional? Or both!
Ada Lovelace and Katherine Johnson and all the female mathemagicians out there!

What was your favorite science subject in school?
NOT AT ALL. I was good at the math bits, but not so much with the memorizing names & parts. I hated science fairs. It wasn’t until high school that I had three amazing (bio/chem/physics) teachers who actually made me enjoy their classes. I loved chemistry! That was one of my favorites! It’s like magic. (As much as I’d like to think I’d be good at charms, I’d totally be into potions…)

What’s your favorite science fact or theory? (Are you a big fan of Fermi’s Golden Rule? Super into Gravitational Attraction? Let us know what it is and give a smidge of a description, please and thank you!)
Avogadro constant – Mostly cause it’s just fun to say…

 

Jen

Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth, a fictional character from the cartoon show Futurama

Via Wikipedia

Who is your favorite scientist, real or fictional? Or both!
Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth

What was your favorite science subject in school?
Biology!

What’s your favorite science fact or theory? (Are you a big fan of Fermi’s Golden Rule? Super into Gravitational Attraction? Let us know what it is and give a smidge of a description, please and thank you!)
Recently, the coolest science facts were surrounding my pregnancy. It’s crazy how our bodies change and create life. I loved learning that my baby in utero could taste food I was eating, hear music and talking, and that I could see her hiccups move my stomach.

 

Steena

A promotional still for the web series Frankenstein, M.D. a gender-bent adapatation of the Mary Shelley's Frankenstein novel.

Via IMDB 

Who is your favorite scientist, real or fictional? Or both!
Bill Nye (HE HAS A PODCAST NOW!) or Victoria Frankenstein from Frankenstein M.D.

What was your favorite science subject in school?
Astronomy! The mix of myth and science is my favorite!

What’s your favorite science fact or theory? (Are you a big fan of Fermi’s Golden Rule? Super into Gravitational Attraction? Let us know what it is and give a smidge of a description, please and thank you!)
I love the concept of cold fusion. Its feasibility is still hotly debated and, to date, it has not been proven or successfully produced. There is a high chance it is nothing more than a dream BUT the idea is that a nuclear fusion reaction could be achieved at near room temperatures. If it were possible, the energy outputs would completely revolutionize our energy infrastructure.

 

Well, explorers? What’s your favorite science tidbit? Share with us on Twitter (@geekgirlpenpals)! Tell us about your favorite scientists! Let’s do SCIENCE!

By |2019-07-24T04:49:23+00:00July 24th, 2019|Inside The Theme|0 Comments

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Steena is an INFJ forest sprite who enjoys snarking on old movies and board games with literary themes. She sometimes makes a bowl of cereal without making one for her husband too. Steena has a thing for blonde, buff speed demons like Captain Marvel and Sailor Uranus. She also has a thing for the macabre and murder. Morticia Addams is her mom role-model.