Updated: Jun 22, 2020
There are very few women in the world who are working in the field of STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Many factors like family decisions, financial considerations, workplace cultures, and discrimination shape their respective careers in STEM fields. Hence engaging young girls and women in STEM primary and secondary education, as well as in technical and vocational education and training becomes crucial. This can be done by stimulating interest, fostering in-depth knowledge about science and engineering career issues, and presenting role models.
Students were asked to create a doodle to visualize the work of some of the women in STEM. Click on the image and video icons to find out what inspired them.
UNIT OVERVIEW AND LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Students create AR classroom posters containing embedded videos collected by students from women scientists. This unit is designed to provide students with greater awareness of the areas of research and science that women are actively pursuing. It also seeks to address what obstacles women in science are dealing with today.
UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS ADDRESSED:
TECHNOLOGY USED: QR codes, tablets or phones
Read more about using QR codes in education- https://www.edutopia.org/blog/QR-codes-teaching-andrew-miller
Doodle- a doodle is an art form that is a rough drawing, made idly, carelessly, or absentmindedly.
Read more about doodling- https://theartofeducation.edu/2016/07/22/power-purpose-doodling/