List Resources That Contains Features That Appeal to Specific Target Audiences
The lists below display resources that have been identified as containing features that include specific design elements that will appeal to the respective target audiences and may help nurture participants' interest in science during school, after school or perhaps even as a career.
Click on a title to view a description of the resource and two reviews by an afterschool and a science expert.
|Ethnically Diverse Audiences
|1.||After-School Science PLUS —Activity Guide and Planning Guide|
These units permit busy instructors of limited scientific backgrounds to engage female, minority, or bilingual students in science through oral/literacy-based activities that feature biographic vignettes of demographically diverse scientists.
BuildIT is a year long curriculum requiring computers, trained instructors, mentors and planning that engages girls in engineering technology while boosting their social skills, confidence, creativity, and community involvement.
|3.||Design and Discovery|
Intel & the Girl Scouts created this set of free inquiry-based/interdisciplinary engineering activities designed to take teen girls through design process to develop prototypes that address problems they identify. Staff interest/expertise is helpful.
This combined t.v. series/website attempts to "foster a greater interest in science and the process of scientific inquiry.” Elements are designed to engage minority & underserved learners by offering fun, attractive images and appealing activities.
These activities engage groups of kids and parents in hands-on science, experiments, discussions, and interactions with scientists that reveal science in daily life. Though designed for big group science events, these can be adapted for small groups.
This set of activities/staff guides empowers girls to pursue science, math, and technology careers. Designed to build confidence/offer success, these activities include ideas for extensions, but instructors must prepare daily logistics/activities.
If instructors interested in supporting girls’ pursuit of science and engineering can attend pre- and follow-up trainings, this program helps them combine mentorship and hands-on scientific exploration to introduce girls to career possibilities.
|8.||Wonderwise: Women in Science Learning Series|
These kits feature contemporary women scientists as positive role models. Kits also contain short videos profiling the scientist and her work, hands on activities, printed material, and motivation for girls to pursue science.