Girl Scouts of the USA, Motorola Foundation Identify Three Keys to Engaging Girls in Science and Math
A study examined three keys to successful programs that engage girls in science and math concepts:
1.Make it real. Girls discover by doing, and experiential activities open girls' eyes to the ways science and math affect their everyday lives.
2.Make it relevant. Programs that use real-world examples in a project-based format more effectively engage girls.
3.Make it possible. Relationships with role models and mentors, especially females, made a significant impact on girls' perceptions of their ability to excel in STEM careers.
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