A little girl called Jewel once said “Mum, I want to be a science girl when I grow up.” She was a keen 4.5 year old.
“Well, a science girl is someone who’s fascinated about the world, and is interested in how things work. So I think that you already are one.” her mother replied.
And so, to encourage Jewel (and her younger sister Bumble Bee) to keep their ‘science girl’ aspirations, Go Science Girls was born.
We hope that one day this site will be jam packed with fun science activities that Jewel, Bumble, and other little girls everywhere can try at home.
About the authors
We’re a family of four humans (plus a cat, dog, fish, phasmids, an ant farm and a few pet garden snails) who live in Sydney, Australia.
Big Sis: Jewel is now 5.5 years old. She alternates between wanting to be an oceanographer, a fairy, a medic, a paleontologist and a farmer when she grows up. But most of all, she wants to be a science girl.
Lil’ Sis: Always keen to come along for the ride, Bumble Bee is an adorable 3.5 year old who would do anything to be bigger. She doesn’t quite understand the science behind it all yet, but that doesn’t mean it’s not all absolutely fascinating. She’s our Little Miss Independent, and no, she doesn’t need any help, thank you.
Mum: Just an everyday mum who wants to encourage and inspire her little ones, Danya stays up way too late at night writing up the fun things that she and her girls got up to during the day. She is obsessed with finding new uses for everyday things (upcycling anyone?), and has a minor obsession with jokes that belong inside Christmas crackers. (She also wonders why she is referring to herself in the third person.)
Dad: Mr GSG prefers to stay behind the blog. He’s our resident computer guru, and can’t wait until the girls learn how to code. He’s also a bit of a wizz in the kitchen, and helps out with many of our edible science projects.
Why Go Science GIRLS?
You might be thinking, “Science is gender neutral. It’s fun for both boys and girls alike, right? Why not Go Science KIDS?”
Yes, I agree!
But, given the alarming lack of females in the scientific workforce, the distressing stereotyping and dumbing-down of many ‘girl’ toys, and the often subtle (and not so subtle) marketing of science related products to boys, I thought there was room (and indeed, a need) for a girl-centric science space. Plus I happen to have two daughters. And Jewel did ask to be a ‘Science Girl’ when she grows up, not a ‘Science Kid’.
But having said all that, there is absolutely no reason why boys or a mixed gender group couldn’t try out our activities too. We’re all for encouraging rather than excluding.
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Thanks for reading! We love having you over here! Go science girls!