Smart Girls Inc.

Hands building a paper circuit with batteries on a table
March 2019

Smart Girls Inc.

On March 27, 2019 two Chandra X-ray Observatory SME’s visited Smart Girls Inc. in Lynn MA to run 3 hour-long workshops. 60 local middle school girls learned about Chandra and how X-ray telescopes work. They explored a sample of the multi-layer insulation (MLI) that covers the telescope body & learned about the women astronauts who launched Chandra.

Students then created NASA’s Universe of Learning paper circuits with batteries, copper tape, LEDs & multiwavelength images. The girls learned how to test and experiment before building the circuit, design and build the circuits, and then shared the results with their friends.