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Congratulations, @grlsrule! You are this week’s Smart Girl Challenge winner! Woo hoo! You are absolutely right, @grlsrule! The next number in last week’s Fibonacci sequence, was 55! That was a tricky, STEM challenge and you solved it! Way to go! So proud of you, @grlsrule! Let’s all congratulate @grlsrule! Now, just send in your parent’s mailing address to: “info@itwixie.com” and we’ll send a surprise to you!

Ok girls, here’s the Smart Girl Challenge for this week. Good luck! Maybe YOU will be our next winner!
What is Ag in the periodic table?

How the iTwixie Smart Girl Challenge works:
Just be the first Smart Girl to successfully answer the question above and you’ll get a surprise from iTwixie! All answers will be posted next Monday. So be sure to check back and see if YOU were our next Smart Girl Challenge winner! Remember, we’re looking for new winners each week. So if you’ve already won in the last 6 months, we will likely award the prize to another girl. Good luck girls! Hope you are our next winner for 2016!

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You are Like a Rat
October 29, 2013
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Can you believe it? We think like RATS! We even use the same part of our brains to correct mistakes, yipes :O

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Once you submit your answer, you will find a CODE. Enter the code in the box to the right side of this page to unlock your STEM achievement right away!

Way to go, girls!

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(Photo Credit: qwrrty/Flickr)

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Does Your Nose Know?
October 15, 2013
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Researchers have been working hard to see how many different smells your nose can distinguish.

Take this poll and earn a STEM achievement! AND be surprised at the answer ;)

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Everyone who takes this poll will earn this Achievement! Way to Go, Girls!!

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(Photo Credit: Dennis Wong/Flickr)

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White House Science Fair
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100 Science Fair winners were invited to the 3rd Annual White House Science Fair in Washington DC.  President Obama checked out all of their science projects. Pretty cool, right?

Tell us about your Science Fair, Science Festival or Science Olympiad… and get this: YOU will earn a STEM Science Fair Achievement. It’s that easy! Maybe NEXT year, you’ll get invited to the White House, too!

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Take the Prairie Dog STEM Challenge!
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All you have to do to take the Prairie Dog STEM Challenge is to make your hypothesis — or an educated guess – about how many prairie dog pups will come above ground this year. Don’t worry! You get some help!

There are no WRONG educated guesses… they’re all guesses! That’s because NO ONE KNOWS how many prairie dog babies have been born. Not even the Prairie Dog Experts!

Here’s how YOU can make an educated guess:

Use what we know:

  • There are 12 prairie dog litters.
  • There can be between 1 and 8 pups in each litter, but the average number of pups in a litter is 5.
  • 75% of prairie dog pups born actually come out of the burrow.

This means:

  • The largest number of prairie dog pups would be 12 x 8 = 96.
  • The smallest number of prairie dog pups would be 12 x 1 = 12.
  • The most likely number would be 12 x 5 x .75 = 45.

Now you can make what scientists call an educated guess. An educated guess is really just a guess. But it’s not a random guess. It’s a guess that’s based on some good thinking and good data. That’s why it’s called an educated guess. And now you’re ready to make yours. Any guess between 12 and 96 is a good guess. We will all have to wait until all the prairie dog pups come above ground to know the correct answer.

The Prairie Dog Experts think the prairie dog pups will start coming above ground in late May. iTwixie will keep you posted!

Get guessing and enter your educated guess in the comments section below! The girl closest to the actual number of pups this year will get a SURPRISE!

You go, girls!

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