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Women in STEM
Created by NASA Wavelength Last updated 3/27/2017
Following are several NASA resources and learning activities that are useful for engaging young women in STEM and for celebrating Women's History Month.
- These investigative activities are designed for Cadette Girl Scouts. They begin with an overview of our inner solar system, emphasizing the planetary histories of Mars, Earth and Venus, then conclude with evidence for the greenhouse effect on Earth.
- This 3 minute video profiles NASA scientist, Dalia Kirschbaum, who works on the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission. Dr. Kirschbaum's research focuses on landslide modeling.
- This afterschool curriculum includes six lessons plus supplementary materials (e.g., videos, presentations, and images) that explore how light from the electromagnetic spectrum is used as a tool for learning about the Sun. The curriculum was specifically designed to engage girls in science and to be flexible to meet the needs of afterschool programs.
- This Wavelength resource list highlights recommended activities and resources for facilitators about how to effectively engage girls in STEM. These activities work well in library environments - but can be done wherever you are hosting your event!