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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.
|2.||The Brain Explorer—Puzzles, Riddles, Illusions, and other Mental Adventures|
Using just pencil and paper, these “mental adventures” present easily implementable puzzles and exercises designed to expand memory, perception, and cognitive ability while providing instructors with resources to show kids how brains work.
|3.||The Exploratorium Guide to Scale and Structure—Activities for the Elementary Classroom|
Activities stress exploration and links to real life so kids can explore big ideas in physics using simple materials. Leader guides include thorough, research-based chapters, pedagogy and management tips for each activity, but do require prep time.
|4.||The Private EyeŽ: (5X) Looking/Thinking by Analogy|
With little advanced prep/materials, program leaders using the program manual can offer kids a way to investigate the world using the Private Eye, a program based on visual investigations with an inexpensive jeweler’s loupe and their curiosity.
|5.||The Science Explorer —Family Science Experiments from the World's Favorite Hands-On Museum|
Emphasizing exploration and curiosity, this guidebook promotes examination of the science behind each activity. Designed for young children, its activities are accessible for kids and instructors at all levels of scientific knowledge.
|6.||The Youth Experiences in Science Project (YES) from 4-H|
These activities make “doing science” lively and fun by including disciplines rarely associated with science, like song, dance, poetry, visual arts. In the model teen mentors lead younger kids so both teens and mentors grow and learn science.
|7.||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.
ZoomSci’s website supports the PBS hands-on, youth-focused TV series, ZOOM by providing instructors everything necessary to lead the program’s science experiments for kids 8 to 11. With this support, doing science activities is a breeze.