Resource Guide

The World of Technology is Endless

 

Classes

 

MakerGirl


MakerGirl provides 60-minute 3D printing virtual workshops to girls ages 7-10 for $18. The sessions are held weeknights and on Sundays. During the session, you will learn how 3D printing is used in Music, Space, Space, Fashion, or whichever topic you choose and have the 3D print you created during our session sent to you.


By the end of the session, you will:

  • Be familiar with real-world applications of 3D printing

  • Have a basic knowledge of CAD design

  • Be introduced to famous women in STEM

  • Create a unique 3D printed design


Sign up the MakerGirl in your life for a 60 minute 3D printing session here, or please pass on their website to a friend.

 

Books

 
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Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science

In this novel written in verse, Jeannine Atkins shares the lives of three real-life scientists: entomologist Maria Merian (1647–1717), paleontologist Mary Anning (1799–1847), and astronomer Maria Mitchell (1818–89)—all of whom were interested in science from childhood on.

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Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

In this beautifully illustrated book, Rachel Ignotofsky highlights 50 women from around the world who impacted STEM fields from A.D. 400 to the present. Readers will find geneticists, volcanologists, and primatologists, as well as mathematicians and chemists. A historical timeline notes pivotal moments for women in STEM. The book includes statistics showing the gender gap in the STEM workforce, an illustrated glossary, and other resources.

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The Fourteenth Goldfish

Three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm introduces young readers to the world of science through fifth grader Ellie. When she meets Melvin, a teen who looks like her scientist grandfather, she wonders whether Grandpa really did discover how to reverse the aging process. The book explores themes of family, friendship, life, death, and what’s possible through science. It includes a gallery of scientists and other STEM resources

 

Movies & TV

 
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PBS Kids’ SciGirls

"SciGirls" tries to get tween girls, ages 8 to 12, interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, STEM for short. Each episode follows a group of middle school girls who are eager to find answers to their questions while inspiring kids to explore the world around them and discover that science and technology are everywhere. The girls, with the help of scientific mentors, design their own investigations on topics ranging from the environment to engineering and nutrition. The show's website is integrated into the episodes with archived projects from the site being featured on the show.

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Hidden Figures (2016)

Three brilliant African-American women at NASA -- Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) -- serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.

 

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