Meet GirlMogul Poppy

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAME:XXXXXXX

Code Name:Poppy

Address: XX State Street

Age:12

Collected Data:

Family: Family owns a chain of successful restaurants.First one started by her grandmother in downtown Weston. Has since grown to several locations throughout Weston, serving Latin America influenced food.Her grandmother is mostly retired and leaves the day to day management of the restaurants to Poppy’s Father and Mother.Poppy has two older brothers and one younger sister.

Favorite Books: Non fiction books, especially ones about animals, scientists and the ocean.

Favorite Subject: Science.

Hobbies: Mixing formulas with her chemistry kit, collecting specimens and cataloging them, trying to invent the perfect face cream.And hanging out with her grandmother.

In her words:

Describe yourself: I love learning about things.Reading books is ok, but I would rather learn about things by actually looking at, observing them.I take notes in my field journal all the time, about things I observe. I am always taking pictures too.I also like working with my chemistry set. It’s the deluxe one, I just got it for my birthday this year.I have been through like 5 other beginner ones, but this one is more like the real thing – my mom made me promise to be very careful using it. I am already working on my project for this year’s science fair, but its top secret.

My mom and dad set up a real lab for me in the basement.I have my computer, my microscope and all my chemicals down there.It’s totally cool. I can listen to my music and work on my formula for face cream.

Your Hero: My grandmother.She emigrated to America with just about nothing and started a small tacqueira and now she has 4 restaurants and is on all of these committees and she still has time to spend with me and work in her garden.

Someone from History you admire: Dr. Myrna Lodge.She was the first female surgeon to perform open heart surgery.How cool is that?

If you could have lunch with anyone:Stephanie Kwolek – the inventor of Kevlar – it’s used in everything from boats to space ships.

Your favorite place: My Lab.

A place you would like to visit: New York City – I would like to see the Museum of Natural History for myself.

What do you want to be when you grow up:A doctor, or a scientist, or maybe a veterinarian.I can’t decide if I would rather help people or animals.

Why do you want to help out with Weston’s Jr. Civic Pride Committee?My grandmother said it would be good for me to meet other girls my own age and work together on something, instead of spending so much time in her lab.I think she was also responsible for volunteering someone.Also, I think it will be the basis for a great experiment, how the pre-adolescent child performs in small group settings. Perhaps I can write a research paper on it.

Approved

Dr. Smith’s Comments: A bright inquisitive mind. She reminds me of me when I was younger.Her rational, observational approach will be an asset to the team.

Abby’ Comments: Poppy sounds totally smart – perhaps not much of a people person though.We’ll see if we can get her to see people as more than study subjects!


NAME:XXXXXXX

Code Name:Poppy

Address: XX State Street

Age:12

Collected Data:

Family: Family owns a chain of successful restaurants.First one started by her grandmother in downtown Weston. Has since grown to several locations throughout Weston, serving Latin America influenced food.Her grandmother is mostly retired and leaves the day to day management of the restaurants to Poppy’s Father and Mother.Poppy has two older brothers and one younger sister.

Favorite Books: Non fiction books, especially ones about animals, scientists and the ocean.

Favorite Subject: Science.

Hobbies: Mixing formulas with her chemistry kit, collecting specimens and cataloging them, trying to invent the perfect face cream.And hanging out with her grandmother.

In her words:

Describe yourself: I love learning about things.Reading books is ok, but I would rather learn about things by actually looking at, observing them.I take notes in my field journal all the time, about things I observe. I am always taking pictures too.I also like working with my chemistry set. It’s the deluxe one, I just got it for my birthday this year.I have been through like 5 other beginner ones, but this one is more like the real thing – my mom made me promise to be very careful using it. I am already working on my project for this year’s science fair, but its top secret.

My mom and dad set up a real lab for me in the basement.I have my computer, my microscope and all my chemicals down there.It’s totally cool. I can listen to my music and work on my formula for face cream.

Your Hero: My grandmother.She emigrated to America with just about nothing and started a small tacqueira and now she has 4 restaurants and is on all of these committees and she still has time to spend with me and work in her garden.

Someone from History you admire: Dr. Myrna Lodge.She was the first female surgeon to perform open heart surgery.How cool is that?

If you could have lunch with anyone:Stephanie Kwolek – the inventor of Kevlar – it’s used in everything from boats to space ships.

Your favorite place: My Lab.

A place you would like to visit: New York City – I would like to see the Museum of Natural History for myself.

What do you want to be when you grow up:A doctor, or a scientist, or maybe a veterinarian.I can’t decide if I would rather help people or animals.

Why do you want to help out with Weston’s Jr. Civic Pride Committee?My grandmother said it would be good for me to meet other girls my own age and work together on something, instead of spending so much time in her lab.I think she was also responsible for volunteering someone.Also, I think it will be the basis for a great experiment, how the pre-adolescent child performs in small group settings. Perhaps I can write a research paper on it.

Approved

Dr. Smith’s Comments: A bright inquisitive mind. She reminds me of me when I was younger.Her rational, observational approach will be an asset to the team.

Abby’ Comments: Poppy sounds totally smart – perhaps not much of a people person though.We’ll see if we can get her to see people as more than study subjects!


My deluxe skin cream breakthrough


Hello GirlMoguls! It’s Poppy here, with a breakthrough in my face cream project! I always find it interesting when science combines with a field like food or skin care to make something really cool and new. As you know, my dad helped me set up a mini-lab in the house so I could work on my projects. I tried to make a face cream using seaweed at first, but the smell was just gross. My grandmother then gave me the nectar from an agave plant, which blended well with my cream but is very hard to find. I just did not want to give up. I only tried two ingredients. There had to have been something I could find that could help me make a refreshing, nice smelling cream for me and my friends, right?
Well, even though science is my absolute favorite subject, I looked into reading about ingredients like seaweed. I was hoping to find a new ingredient to use that I could easily get without bothering my mom (she’s been busy with the restaurants). Fortunately, my dad stumbled upon an article by The New York Times that talked about regular fruits and vegetables being good for your face and body. The article talks about how ingredients like spinach and apples can be great for your skin. I was so surprised! I never knew something that I eat every day, like apples, could benefit my outside just like my insides. Here is the article my dad and I read about spinach.
Apparently, spinach has these things called antioxidants. My grandmother told me antioxidants cancel out bad effects of molecules in the environment called “free radicals” which harm the skin. That means that when antioxidants are used on skin, they help keep it healthy and full of oxygen. I hate eating my spinach, but I wouldn’t mind putting spinach extract on my face! The writer of the article says “it takes 55 pounds of spinach to create one pound of extract.” But, I don’t need a whole pound of extract. I just need a little bit to use in my skin care product.
Apples, on the other hand, have a great taste. They’re so sweet and refreshing, I like to eat one every day at lunch. I never thought to put part of the apple on my face – science can be so cool sometimes. The article talked about how apple-seed oil keeps skin really soft and bright. I’m going to try to figure out how to extract that oil so I can put in my face lotion. The last step will be to put some sparkles in the cream. I know it will be my favorite part.
I’m going to try out my new discoveries, and hopefully I will report to you soon about my brand new creams. I want them smell sweet, have good ingredients, and shine with a little sparkle. I promise I won’t give up till I find a formula! Help me name my skincare line – post your suggestions below.

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