Clips & Activities

How to get more women into science

Use this video from hypatiaproject.eu (Expect Everything) on YouTube to help your learners understand the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11 February). It shows them how few women work in STEM but also how we can change that so girls and young women can become successful in science. What kind of person do your learners imagine when they think of a scientist? (Image taken from a video by hypatiaproject.eu via Expect Everything on YouTube)

Women in tech

Use these great lesson plans focused on women in tech from the girlswhocode.com website to raise your learners’ awareness of the gender divide in STEM and to help them understand the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11 February). Which computer scientist will appeal to them most? (Image taken from the girlswhocode.com)

All about snow crystals

Use these beautiful videos of snowflakes grown in a laboratory by Professor Kenneth G. Libbrecht from his Snow Crystals website to celebrate World Snow Day (19 January). The site also has information about the science of snow crystals, ice and ice phenomena and also photos, videos and fun facts. Can your learners work out how many people on Earth have never seen snow? (Image taken from a video by Professor Kenneth G. Libbrecht on the snowcrystals.com website)

STEAM snow activities

Use these great ideas for STEAM experiments with ice and snow from Jennifer Gunna at the Concordia University website in Portland, Oregon, USA, to help your learners focus on World Snow Day (19 January). The experiments vary from measuring snowfall, making frost, seeing how fast ice can melt, growing a snowflake, creating a snowstorm in a jar, making erupting snowballs and designing snowflake patterns. Which will your learners choose to do first? (Image taken from the Concordia University website in Portland, Oregon, USA)
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