|Science for girls|
We know that youth who have an interest in STEM subjects early in life are more likely to remain engaged throughout their lives. For girls, who are underrepresented in STEM careers, it is particularly critical to capture their interest at a young age. Informal science experiences in out-of-school time settings can be the key to get girls hooked on STEM!
SciGirls at PBS Kids is a great interactive site to get girls hooked on science! Check them out by clicking this link!
The National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) brings together organizations throughout the United States committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in STEM.
Click the folder to download a powerpoint prepared by the American Association of University Women in partnership with NGCP about girls and STEM.
This report from NASA provides a valuable guide for educational institutions that strive to assess and improve women’s participation in STEM programs.
"Science: It's a Girl Thing" gives parents information and tools to develop an interest in science. Click here for more information.
The Girls, Math & Science Partnership (GMSP) engages, educates, and embraces girls as architects of change. GMSP was created to address issues regarding girls, their participation in science and the expansion of their opportunities in and influence on the science and technology workforce.
The Girl Solution: A Gender Equity Toolkit, for program and professional development managers, afterschool providers and mentors. This kit includes materials specifically designed to appeal to girls and the distinct way they learn math and science. The Girl Solution uses a relationship science-based methodology, featuring new techniques, evaluations, trading cards, posters and more.
Great Science for Girls provides inquiry-based, informal science learning programs that will stimulate girls’ curiosity, interest and persistence in STEM and break down the barriers of gender stereotyping.
Harvard Family Research Project: STEM Out-of-School time Programs for Girls. This publication from Harvard Family Research Project Increasing provides insight into the benefits of STEM programs for girls. Interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) has become part of education reform efforts in recent years in order to prepare students for the challenges of the twenty-first century global economy. Out-of-school time (OST) programs that focus on girls’ involvement in STEM can play an essential role in improving female representation in these traditionally male-dominated fields.