Inspire girls to pursue STEM with these creative ideas inspired by Ada Lovelace (the world’s first computer programmer!):
- Create a timeline or a comic strip of her fascinating life (Her father was Lord Byron, the Poet) or another prominent women in STEM history: Katherine Johnson, Rachel Carson, and Sally Ride.
- Curate a collection of curious facts for students to explore
- Make them wonder with science “tricks” to spark interest
- Solve mysteries with SCIENCE
- Bake cookies using sunlight, or make a solar oven using a pizza box!
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One of our favorite teen reading sites is www.teenreads.com. If you’re looking for ways to add an independent reading project to your class, this site has great booklists (The Ultimate Reading List!), author interviews, reviews, blog posts, and newsletters about reading to supplement the project. You can also encourage voracious readers to apply to be a book reviewer!
This blog is a favorite for learning about new ed tech tools and tips for using them. Posts cover a range of topics to help teachers make technology work for them and for their students, including tips for using Google tools, apps for homework help, web tools for inquiry-based learning, etc.