Girls in STEAM
Research confirms that women continue to be underrepresented in professional STEAM fields. If we don’t start educating girls in STEAM at school, their possibility for engaging in STEAM jobs remains diminished and fields that rely on science, technology, engineering and maths will continue to be male dominated and limits women in regard to their career opportunities and wage equity.
The question is ... how can we challenge outdated stereotypes and encourage girls in these areas? One simple way is with hands-on and engaging STEAM activities like making with Makedo! Makedo tools are consciously designed to be user friendly and gender neutral, with no predefined ideas about what can be imagined or built. This helps to promote the creative potential of EVERYONE - both girls and boys. So let’s get girls curious and interested in STEAM with Makedo construction, invention and play. By helping students to access fun problem solving experiences, teachers play a positive role in inspiring the next generation of girls to imagine themselves as scientists, tech heads, engineers and mathematicians.
Most of us know Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Thomas Edison and Leonardo Di Vinci but can you name a female inventor … we challenge you and your class to research and celebrate the females who have changed the world through breaking new ground in STEAM fields. Check out Marie Curie for example, who won two Nobel Prizes, one in physics and one in chemistry!
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