A bigger number of our advances in science have actually come from famous women in STEM! Use some of these projects or critical thinking processes to introduce kids to women in STEM fields so they can help celebrate their achievements and inspire them to do anything they set their minds to!

WOMEN IN STEM FOR KIDS

WHO ARE SOME FAMOUS WOMEN IN STEM?

We can almost guarantee that there are more famous women in STEM than you realized! Some of the most iconic scientific tools or achievements have been led or aided by female engineers in their field! Some of the most famous women in STEM and art we will talk about or feature here include:

Look for a free printable project related to each woman in STEM/STEAM and art to add to your lesson plans this year or use for a fantastic screen-free activity at home.

WOMEN IN STEM FIELDS

Celebrating women in STEM fields is a great way to encourage kids to seek out a career in whatever area they desire. Social platforms like TikTok have even seen a rise in trends like, I Am a Woman in STEM, which puts the spotlight on present women in STEM and how they’re impacting the STEM community!

Another great way we can acknowledge and learn from famous women who have helped shape our present lives is by doing hands-on projects while learning about the women who made them possible! Choose one (or all!) of the projects below to teach kids about amazing women who have done incredible things!

Grab this FREE Women in Science Project Idea Mini Pack to get started!

STEM QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION

These STEM questions for reflection are perfect to use with older kiddos to talk about how the project went and what they might do differently next time around. Use these questions for reflection with your kids after they have completed one of the STEM challenges below to encourage discussion of results and critical thinking.

  1. What were some of the challenges you discovered along the way?
  2. What worked well and what did not work well?
  3. What part of your model or prototype do you really like? Explain why.
  4. What part of your model or prototype needs improvement? Explain why.
  5. What other materials would you like to use if you could do this challenge again?
  6. What would you do differently next time?
  7. What parts of your model or prototype are similar to the real world version?

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WOMEN IN STEM ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

Did you know women were responsible for the advances in STEM and Art in the posts below? Some of our most influential scientific advances have come from intelligent and talented women in STEM!

Make sure to look through each person and grab the free printable project, you can also get a complete pack of Women in STEM (includes even more female STEM-ists), 10 (and growing) in all! Click here.

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