To celebrate all the incredible women in science who are trailblazing, helping recruit even more women in science, and becoming role models for girls just beginning their own journeys, we’ve designated January as Raising Nerd’s Women in Science Month.
Because when girls are able to not only imagine but also literally see others like themselves in a STEM career and are encouraged, we know they are more likely to pursue and stick with STEM subjects in school. So it’s Raising Nerd’s goal to inspire, relate, and encourage girls and women of all ages and backgrounds to pursue their passions by … READ MORE
What do you think of when we say Science?
Beakers, lab coats and goggles? Dissecting a frog in science class? Well yes, all these things but so much more.
There are disciplines like kinesiology, genetics, glaciology, astro-, nano-, and environmental chemistry, just to name a few. And certainly, there will be many other “-ologies” and STEM fields that will have emerged by the time our kids are grown and ready to choose their careers.
To celebrate all the incredible women in science who are trailblazing, helping recruit even more women in science, and becoming role models for girls just beginning … READ MORE
Okay let’s be real. We all need a little down time and while it may be tempting to use television as the babysitter, here are some super cool, worthwhile science and engineering videos to watch with your kids and thought starters for how you can explore these concepts at home.
Candy Lab: I want candy!
No spoilers on this video … you’ll have to watch and see. Nerd exploration at home…try this technique with Play-Doh. Make colored rolls and wrapping them together using a thin flat piece. Continue to roll until the roll is as thin as you … READ MORE