I found this in my developmental psychology textbook.
Seeing studies like this always make me want to scream at the people who say that men are naturally superior in science and mathematics and women are simply naturally oriented toward literature and history. Imagine if girls were just raised like boys and given the opportunities to be successful or encouraged to pursue STEM education. How much “smarter” would women be if we began the race at the starting line instead of 100 feet behind?
Girl Scouts of the USA accepted a $600,000 grant from Dell to bolster its Journey and Connect Through Technology program with a browser game designed to introduce young girls to video game development, the companies announced today.
In Be the Video Game Developer, girls are encouraged to think critically about the kind of design and structural decisions they want to see in video games. Participants will make their own mini-game, picking a character, storyline elements and other features. This setup is designed to help teach skills in critical thinking and teamwork that are crucial to the game design process, the company stated in a press release.
Through Be the Video Game Developer, Girl Scouts hopes to encourage girls to pursue careers in engineering, technology, science and math by introducing them to video game development. Today, Girl Scouts and Dell will convene for a “think tank” to discuss innovation and new ideas in the games industry and the skills young women need in order to take that career path.
"Today’s girls are digital natives, as comfortable in front of computer screens and smartphones as adults," said CEO of Girl Scouts Anna Maria Chávez in a press statement. "Be the Video Game Developer lets girls delve deeper into the world of technology, learning vital new skills and discovering their own creativity in a manner both engaging and interactive. As we face a future of ever-expanding opportunity in science and technology, Girl Scouts and Dell are partnering to create a girl-led learning experience that will drive more girls into these groundbreaking new fields."
We had some great bridge designs with the 1st and 2nd graders.
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“Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.”
– Carl Sagan (via andrewsstem)
Ruby Hirose 1904- 1960
As a biochemist and bacteriologist, Ruby was an American doctor who researched serums and antitoxins. She is among the 10 women recognized for her contributions to chemistry by the American Chemical Society.Ruby suffered from hay fever, and did a lot of research for that ailment. She also studied and did substantial research on pollens and allergens and made major contributions to the development of vaccines for infant paralysis.
Because of their Japanese ancestry, Ruby’s family was put in an American internment camp during World War II. Luckily, Ruby escaped this fate because she was in Ohio at the time of Japanese imprisonment, allowing her to continue her studies in chemistry.
She is little sister of my friend Jasmine Johns contemplating the space suite.
In Jasmine’s words “My biggest accomplishment is influencing this little girl to love space!”
I really love kids because they always ask us what we don’t know in most of the cases, no matter how much we educated and experienced but in most of the cases we can’t explain them unless their satisfaction. We often try to end up conversation and them to be admitted that you will know when you grow up….This is not way to talk.
On Carl Sagan’s words
“Every kid starts out as a natural-born scientist, and then we beat it out of them. A few trickle through the system with their wonder and enthusiasm for science intact.”
So according to me to love and to pursue their curiosity and enthusiasm along them is the way to talk…
That I really love that the elder sister inspires her little one towards science, wonder and space. I say we should do efforts as much as possible to influence kids since future always in the hands of children.
Who knows who holds the greatest invention?
Who knows who can explain universe step further after theory of relativity?
Thanks to Mariana Garcia for the following amazing comments about Kahoot! after her first experience using it with her students at Herman Intermediate School. Mariana leads the Adventure STEM Program, part of Oak Grove School District in South San Jose, California.
Just a brief thank you. I…
Today, we launched Little Discoverers, teaching young children the concepts behind STEM – that’s “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.” Elmo and Abby host a series of game, videos, and experiments modeling these concepts and allowing children to explore the world of STEM! Click here to get started!