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Gardening Lesson Plans

April is Gardening Month at Gal’s Guide and we’ve collected some great Life Lab gardening lesson plans for either parents or teachers to get elementary kids excited about nature and food. Pondering Plants – First Grade Examining the jobs of three different plant parts – roots, stems, and leaves – helps students to understand that […]

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Women of Science Presentation in Farmington Hills, MI

We’re on the road! We’ll be presenting our interactive Women of Science game at the Center of Secular Humanism, Birmingham Temple on March 18. Hosted by Humanists of Southeast Michigan, come learn about the amazing women of all fields of science. Their stories and innovations will astonish and inspire you. March 18 12:30pm-2pm Center for […]

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Katherine Johnson – Your Gal Friday

Today we are talking about a gal who is a math genius. Her calculations were pivotal in getting the first American in space and back home safely. But it didn’t stop there, from the early days of NACA testing airplanes and rocket all the way to the Space Shuttle Program she was there crunching the […]

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The Beauty of Patent Drawings

There is something beautiful, delicate and wonderfully technical about patent drawings. Commonly brought up on Your Gal Friday episodes these patents not only key history evidence but insight to an inventors skill and genius. Maria Beasley – Life Raft Marie Van Brittan Brown – Home Security System Josephine Cochrane – Automatic Dishwasher Mary Phelps Jacob […]

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Gal’s Guide at Starbase Indy

Gal’s Guide is delighted to be part of Starbase Indy this Thanksgiving Weekend. We have two fun events for you to check out. All included with your Starbase Indy Badge. Women in Science Game Participate in this fun game for all ages of women of science history. Presented by Gal’s Guide to the Galaxy, these […]

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We Have A Star Named After Us!

On September 29, 2017 after listening to our podcast, Your Gal Friday, Kerra was inspired to see if she could name a star after us. It was the Annie Jump Cannon episode where hosts Kate & Phoebe mention how it would be so cool to have something in space named after you and what a […]

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Annie Jump Cannon – Your Gal Friday

Learn about the astronomer who, in a time when women couldn’t vote and were rarely accepted for their scientific minds, classified the stars in a system that is still used today.  We’re uncovering the life and legacy of your gal, Annie Jump Cannon. Learn about Annie in less than 3 minutes CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL […]

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Mary Anderson – Your Gal Friday

Today we are talking about the inventor of the windshield wiper, Your Gal, Mary Anderson. Click here for the full podcast episode in an audio player on your computer/device. Or the You Tube link below.  Inventing the Windshield Wiper There’s not actually a lot of information out there about Mary’s personal life. What we do know […]

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Ada Lovelace – Your Gal Friday

Today we are talking about the mother of computers, which is gonna seem odd because she died nearly 100 years before the first computer was ever completed. Her work with Charles Babbage was ahead of its time but her influence and innovation is still inspiring men and women all over the world. Your Gal, Ada […]

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Hedy Lamarr – Your Gal Friday

On this week’s episode we are talking about a gal who was promoted by Louis B. Mayer as “the world’s most beautiful woman.” Her patent, with George Antheil, is the blueprint for a technology we all use today.  It’s called Frequency Hopping and it’s used in cell phones, blue tooth and in wifi. Click here for the […]