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7 Powerful STEM Resources For Girls - Edudemic

7 Powerful STEM Resources For Girls - Edudemic | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"The statistics surrounding STEM education and jobs in the US are rather staggering to me. The latest that I’ve read indicate that US students are still trailing WAY behind other nations in Science and Math education (US ranks 47th in Math and Science education quality, and 78% of high school graduates don’t meet the standard levels for at least one entry level STEM class). To top it off, there’s a pretty strong gender divide in the STEM subjects: Many fewer girls are interested in even studying these subjects, and they don’t feel at all confident about their skills."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 26, 2013 11:17 PM

News reports let us know that the number of students studying the STEM subjects needs to rise, and that there is a strong gender divide. What can we do as teachers? How about finding some great websites that look at STEM and are designed for girls. This post provides a look at 7 websites. They are:

* Black Girls Code (for ages 7 - 17)

* DigiGirlz (through Microsoft)
* Center for STEM Education for Girls(transformational opportunities for girls)

* Engineer Girl (National Academy of Engineering)

* The National Girls Collaborative Project (high school and college aged)

* National Center for Women and Information Technology (high school and college)

* Dot Diva (WGBH and for high school girls)

Each site is discussed in the post and links to each are available.

Shannon Collingwood's curator insight, October 26, 2014 2:55 PM

This website gives advice on good organizations for girls interested in a career in a STEM field. 

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Infographic: The Value of a STEM Education

Infographic: The Value of a STEM Education | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math STEM_ canbe a key to a successful future. Here's why a STEM education matters and how you can inspire students to pursue STEM careers.

80 % of the fastest growing occupations in the United States depend on mastery of mathematics and scientific knowledge and skills, but students are not currently equipped to satisfy this growing need." 


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A great infographic that looks as the value of a STEM education...for more on the value of educating students in science, technology, engineering and math click through to the post. You may also download the infographic as a pdf. 

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Rebecca Wilkins's curator insight, July 31, 2015 10:10 AM

Engineering is the missing piece of STEM.  Rarely do you find a focus on STEM that capitalizes on engineering.

Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, July 31, 2015 10:33 AM

Engineering is the missing piece of STEM.  Rarely do you find a focus on STEM that capitalizes on engineering.

Ellen Dougherty's curator insight, August 1, 2015 11:42 AM

A great infographic that looks as the value of a STEM education...for more on the value of educating students in science, technology, engineering and math click through to the post. You may also download the infographic as a pdf. 

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50 Science Misconceptions - mental floss on YouTube (Ep.18)

A weekly show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, Hank Green discusses 50 common science misconceptions about topi...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 11, 2013 9:14 PM

How well do you know science? How about misconceptions in science that many believe are true? This video will help you (and your students) discover 50 misconceptions in science. If you use it with a class you may want to spread it out over a  few days and allow time of discussion!