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She said, "this sounds great! we encourage our daughter to be interested in nature and all things scientific! it helps that hubs and i are also interested."
Does your tween girl realize that Madame Curie is as cool as Miley Cyrus? That she can be an athlete and a “mathlete?” That she and her friends can explore the world and the mall?
As parents and educators we should encourage EVERY girl to be a "Science Girl."
We wanted to introduce you to a valuable resource for 'tween girls. PBS Kids has launched a new series, SciGirls, showcasing bright, curious, real middle school-aged girls putting science and engineering to work. Throughout the series the girls are answering real-life questions and making unexpected discoveries in the world around them. The goal of SciGirls is bold: to change how millions of girls think about science, technology, engineering and math. That spells “S.T.E.M.,” which is becoing one of the hottest topics in U.S. education today
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, total employment in science and engineering occupations will increase at nearly double the overall growth rate for all jobs between 2004 and 2014. But sadly, women currently represent only one-quarter of the college-educated workforce in science and engineering positions — even though they comprise nearly half of the workforce with degrees. The combination of the empowering SciGirls episodes along with the web-based inquiry-focused activities provided will go a long way towards fostering and shaping girls’ positive attitudes toward the scientific field.
Each TV episode begins on the site’s homepage, where Izzie goes when she finds herself in jams that only science can fix. She surfs to the site, jumps into a video of real-life SciGirls, and follows their story, learning and exploring every step of the way. Izzie also invites viewers to hang out on the website, a totally safe social network where girls can create personal pages, design their own avatars, upload cool projects, and make friends.
The show is shot in reality TV, verité style, girls and their mentors dive deep to investigate dolphin behavior, engineer a giant mechanical puppet, unearth the archaeological secrets of extinct Native American cultures, create an eco-friendly turtle habitat, design fierce fashions with a high-tech twist and much more.
SciGirls, will air weekly on PBS stations and online nationwide. Check your local listings for more details.
SciGirls is offering one of our readers a gift bag giveaway which will include: a SciGirls button, bracelet, magnet picture frame, pencil and at-home experiment!
To be entered to win please leave a comment on this post. Perhaps you could tell us something you do to encourage scientific exploration and interest in your children and students.
This giveaway is open until Thursday, March 30th at 12 PM EST.
Disclosure: Neither ABC & 123, or its' founders, are being compensated in anyway for sharing the information in today's post.