Girl Scouts explore sweet side of chemistry
Danielle Von Ting, 9, watches a chemical reaction of a chromatography experiment using candy during the Cookies Chemistry event for area Girl Scouts at Golden West Middle School, Oct. 19, 2014, in Fairfield. (Steve Reczkowski/Daily Republic)
FAIRFIELD — Perhaps you associate Girl Scouts with Thin Mints and other treats. On Sunday, in a crowded assembly room at Golden West Middle School, scores of Girl Scouts were better associated with chemistry instead of cookies.
More than 100 Girl Scouts, many of them accompanied by mothers and scout leaders wearing green T-shirts embossed with the saying "Girls can do anything," attended an interactive chemistry program co-hosted by the American Chemical Society, Chevron's chemical engineering department, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Girl Scouts of Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base. Continue Reading