This year, girls made history at the Broadcom MASTERS ( Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars) Competition, America’s most prestigious science and engineering competition for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. For the first time ever, all five of the top prize winners were girls! Not only that, but out of more than 2,000 applicants to enter the competition, only 30 were chosen – 18 females and 12 males – making it also the first time ever that the majority of competitors were girls. Read more about it!
It’s clear we are reaching a turning point where we are finally getting closer to tightening the gender gap in all things STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). At Girl Scouts, we are continuing to foster young female scientists by adding more STEM badge curriculum and learning opportunities, and expanding STEM programming.
Does your girl love science? Is she curious about the world around her and wonder how things work or why natural phenomena occur? Keep that fire alive! Help her want to pursue her science side by inspiring her!
This list of 75 books about girls and women who love science are sure to encourage her interest in science and ignite her curiosity.
You can also have her read more about these 16 women in history who dared to discover. From measuring the universe to discovering radioactivity and so much more, your girl will be inspired to make discoveries of her own.
Finally, give her interactive hands-on experiences this holiday season with these awesomely fun gifts for the girl who loves science. Whether she loves chemistry, coding, robotics, or biology, this list has gift ideas for girls of every age that will let her imagination soar.