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How Are You Encouraging Girls to Love Science?

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As a kid, I remember going to a summer workshop that was just for girls at a local university.  We got to extract DNA from fruit flies and participated in a dissection at the vet school.  It was very exciting, a little gross, and I felt lucky to have had such a unique experience.


I thought of this when I heard  that girls had won the top prizes in the first Google Science Fair.  It made me curious to know what you are doing to help girls develop a love of science.  Is it through a favorite book, a hands-on activity, or simply encouraging their natural curiosities about the world around them?


If you are looking for some inspiration, Science NetLinks has a collection of resources for Women's History Month that focus on the diverse achievements and scientific work of women.  This collection includes information on female scientists who have changed history, the diversity of the scientific community, and stories from young women who are working in a variety of STEM fields.

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