Stem Education and Girls

Mar 14, 2013 by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman | Math, Science, STEM Education, Technology

Have you heard the buzz about STEM education specifically related to girls? Well if you haven’t you will … STEM refers to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Studies show that women are outnumbered by men in the science and engineering fields. There has been a movement or trend in getting more girls involved in STEM Education.

The environment plays a big role in getting girls into these science, math and engineering and technology fields. It is important to promote these subjects and give them access and experiences in these areas. Resources in STEM are increasing in our nation for girls.

Here are some tips/resources for your daughter (preschooler to teen) to get more involved in STEM:

Bedtime Math: online resource the integrates math in your every day world

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That: TV show that makes natural science fun for kids

Sid’s Science Fair: App for your ipad or iphone that let’s kids explore the world of science

Team Umizoomi: TV show that takes you on math-based adventures

Doc McStuffins: TV show that takes you on play adventures with a female doctor to her toy playmates

Engineer Girl: great resource for budding engineers

Move the Turtle: App that teaches kids the basic concepts of basic programming

DreamBox Learning: Online math program that is adjusts to your child’s math abilities

Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell by Tanya Lee Stone : A biography of America’s first female doctor

SciGirls: a series on PBS that stimulates a girls’ interest in math and science

Robots for iPad: an interactive app best for tweens, teens that are interested in robots

Codeacademy: this interactive site gives teens a hands-on experience with coding

Are you already promoting STEM in your daughter’s life? Share your resources we would love to learn more ways to promote STEM for girls.


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