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Black Girl's Magazine (BGM) June 2018, Issue #5

BGM offers unique perspectives written by Black girls for all girls!

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1 min.
editor’s note

Dear Readers, Welcome to our 5th and Science and Technology edition! BGM girls bring you a world of science fun. So dive in and check out our sci-fi comics, science facts, art, sports, and special interviews with some of Canada’s politicians conducted by our very own BGM girls. Also, check out BGM girls gallery pictures of their Google office tour in Toronto. Hey! Don’t forget to send us your stories, art work, jokes, and tell us what you’d like to see in BGM. Please email us at: blackgirlsmagazine@gmail.com Cheers!…

1 min.
coding is cooler than you think!

Coding is everywhere we go; in movies, on your phone, even on robots. Some people even mix clothing with coding! For example, people create pieces of fashion and add lights to them using code. I took a coding course and it was fun. I did cool things like making games and mini films. After the 3rd week I felt like I knew a new language, the language of coding. I even learned how to make a music video starring a peanut singing! I also went to a summer program on coding and math. I programed a robot to go through an obstacle course! Some people think coding is for nerds, but coding is for everyone. So, to all of you out there who think coding is for nerds, coding can…

1 min.
20 crazy science facts that will blow your mind

Sometimes, when I get bored, I search up fun facts. However, I never seem to find the time or place to share them. When I heard that this issue was going to be about science, I was eager to share my fun facts with you! So, here goes some 20 science facts that will blow your mind! 1. Eighty Percent of the human brain is water 2. Armadillos can walk underwater 3. Certain frogs can survive being frozen 4. Elephant poop is used to make paper 5. Giraffes are unable to cough 6. Lobster’s blood is actually blue 7. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain 8. An iguana can stay underwater for 28 minutes 9. Porcupines float in water 10. It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open 11. Our eyes are always the same size from birth,…

1 min.
understanding the world of 3d printing

3D printing is used in various aspects of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). 3D printers come in all different sizes and fulfill a variety of needs, whether it be making prosthetic arms for patients, or building small scale houses. 3D printers are probably used most in medicine and are used to manufacture a variety of medical devices. Some devices are printed from a standard design to make several identical copies while others called patient-matched or patient-specific devices are created from a specific patient’s form. Doctors use them to make prosthetic limbs like arms and legs. Currently, scientists are researching how to use 3D printing to make living and working organs like hearts and livers. The most common technology in medical 3D printing is called powder bed fusion. Powder bed fusion…

3 min.
3d printing and articficial limbs

My name is Sheriauna and I am 11 years old. You may remember me from the last issue of BGM where I introduced myself and wrote about being born without my left hand. This time I am sharing my thoughts on 3D printing and prosthetic devices. I chose to write about this because as I get older and bigger, I will have more options to choose from when getting a new prosthetic hand. I am excited about that because that means I can get a device that is more functional for me. With all the changes in technology and so much information available online today, I am able to do more research and learn the pros and cons of each device choice I may have. My parents and I have…

4 min.
the evolution of the phone and music technology

Evolution of the phone by Kamara, 13 The telephone has greatly changed the way we communicate today, but also how we entertain ourselves. In 1876, Scottish American inventor Alexander Graham Bell patented the first phone, a bulky device with a curved mouthpiece and earpiece connected by wires. The telephone’s role in our lives has been growing ever since that day in 1876 when Graham Bell made the first call telling his assistant, “Mr. Watson, come here. I want you.” At that time there were no numbers or keypads on the phone. As phone communication expanded people connected to each other through switchboard operators. It was a very slow process. It must have been incredibly frustrating. In the 1930s, a new type of phone was created where the ringer was in the phone instead of…