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The hit movie Hidden Figures reminds the world that women have and still make huge contributions to the world. Katherine Johnson, physicist and mathematician, was one of several women who played integral parts in helping NASA with space missions, including the orbital mission of John Glenn. Hearing her story made me think of my daughters, who could one day make a similar contribution to the world in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) related field. The GoldieBlox Craft-Struction Box, a STEM toy, is designed specifically with girls in mind, are preparing my girls for such work.
STEM activities are important for a child’s development and the future of the American workforce. According to the Bureau of Labor, there will soon be a need for more than one million more STEM professional than what will be produced. I’m not sure what direction my children will take in their careers, so I want to provide them with as much experience with STEM to be ready for that industry if they just so happen to choose that path.
Stem Toy for Girls
I recently reviewed the GoldieBlox Craft-Struction Box for my friends at Educents. The second my girls were introduced to the set, they flipped with excitement. Below is a video of the first project they made.
My full and detailed review on this product that empowers girls to be engineers can be found here on Educents.