Recently I just attended the VAST Conference in Chantilly, VA where I attended a session on SciGirls. SciGirls is a new STEM opportunity for STEM girls that originated from a PBS organization based on research with proven strategies to engage girls/all learners in STEM. Click To Tweetmeta
SciGirls is a website that shows three girls working with a mentor on various scientific questions. Currently there are 28 episodes now available. The topics range from the Earth to Engineering. It’s narrated by students for students.
There are two main websites:
Student page: https://pbskids.org/scigirls/
Educator Page: https://scigirlsconnect.org/
On the student page, students can create a profile and watch Science related videos and games to make learning Science fun.
The educator page allows parents and teachers alike to conduct labs where the girls can team together with scientists to provide data for them.
In one lesson plan, Clouds, there are multiple activities that are conducted. Whether it is identifying the type of cloud currently in the sky or conducting the cloud experiment, this lab encourages young ladies think on a higher level and more importantly get them to enjoy science.
These labs can be conducted with lesson plans or individually as it depends on how much the teacher wants to discuss in the classes.
Another great facet that I like is that these activities can be utilized on all levels of education.
If you have not had the opportunity to explore or use these free websites, I highly recommend it. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.
Have you used or do you know of anyone that has used SciGirls before? Let us know.