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International Day of Women and Girls in Science!!

Are you a fan of national days?? National Hot Chocolate Day?? National Puppy Dog Day?? National Wear your pjs to work day?? If you are; then keep on reading on how to celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science!!

Have you ever heard of National Today?? They are a website dedicated to telling you what exactly each national celebration happens on any given day in the year!! They share facts and information about where the holiday stems from and why it’s important!!

Pretty cool right??

We absolutely love it!!

So we think here at Pails of Love, we will be jumping on the National Celebration bandwagon and celebrating something fun and wonderful each day!!

If you want to join us, we would love to have you along for the ride!!

Any celebration that you participate in please #celebrateeveryday #pailsoflove on social media so that we can follow along on your adventure too!!

So, in all honesty growing up I absolutely hated science class. My memories around Science stem around Grade 5 and taking notes while watching a movie every single day for Science.

Sometimes, it was at least Bill Nye the Science Guy.

But, even that got old after a while!!

Thinking back to if I had any positive experiences around science I remember one of my childhood friend’s mom who worked for the Science Center in the city that I lived in.

One day, she came to the Elementary school after the day was done for kids to participate in Mad Science.

With her mom, we jumped into the fun in learning about the fun and excitement of Science.

Like how Soda Pop was made.

We even jumped in the fun by making bouncy balls, eerie Halloween Sound Tapes, and made some gloop!!

It is one of my cherished childhood memories.

And that is about my experience with Science.

Until University; where I was taking a science class for my degree.

My teacher brought a whole new light to Science each day in class.

We were always playing in class. And each day we were leaving the classroom with new found information and a new found appreciation for Science.

Who knew Science was actually SO fun?!

I sure didn’t!!

So it was exciting to find out that today, February 11 was International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

Want to create a positive experience surrounding science for your fam jam in honor of our Women and Girl Scientists??

Awesome we are so glad!!

If you are wondering why it is so important to learn about International Day of Women and Girls in Science it’s because of this…

The British Council shared the following:

“In 2016, the UN declared 11 February as International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The main reason for this declaration was to encourage more girls and women to take up jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (also known as the STEM subjects). Figures show that although there is no significant difference in ability between boys and girls in maths and science, less than 35 per cent of graduates in STEM subjects worldwide are women and there are even fewer in engineering and information technology.”

British Council

Aren’t those Did You Know facts a little bit staggering??

Well, we are here to empower you.

So celebrate the day by heading on over to Ted Talks and listen to a quick movie clip on Marie Curie.

Or wait!! You can even do it while you are making your bouncy ball!!

The instructions are super simple!! So here we go!!

Grab some warm water, borax, white glue, cornstarch and food coloring to make your own bouncy ball!!

Are you ready to go??

We found this amazing recipe from The Stem Laboratory so if you want to learn more Stem Activities that you can do with your kiddos head over there!!

Or stick around here!!

And we will tell you about two super cool resources that you will absolutely love.

Okay, well maybe it is actually more than two…

More like 3…

No wait 4…

yup, it’s 4…

The first resource we wanted to share with you is about an amazing momma, who is an engineer. Engineering Emily has a website dedicated to all things family and science!!

She shares amazing resources to teach your kiddos about science and embraces what it means to use your knowledge for a source of power and goodness!!

One of her post talks about the amazing resource called Rebel Girls that empowers younger girls to listen to the stories of amazing “ordinary” women who made a significant change in the world just by being themselves and not giving up on their dreams!!

Rebel Girls not only has an amazing podcast that you can listen to, they also have a website and a ton of resources that we are sure you’ll love.

They even have a book dedicated to Women Scientists!!

It’s so rad!!

Another resource we have stumbled across was an amazing Tv Series called Emily’s Wonder Lab. (You can find it on Netflix)

She does a whole bunch of absolutely cool fun experiments with kids that you can do at home too!!

She has an amazing insta page you can check out where she continues to teach a ton about science. Her insta is “TheSpaceGal”

Disney Plus is also an amazing resource for inspiration and has the movie Hidden Figures which is a movie based on real-life history about the first three African American Women to work in NASA.

As we read, listen to and learn all that other girls and Women have done around the world in the name of science the more empowered our family has become.

That who we are can make a difference in the world!!

As moms and dads, we can make the power to change the world by how we teach our kids.

So jump on board with us for International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

And celebrate the magic that comes from Science.

Need some quick ideas??

Let us know in the comments below what your favorite thing is about Science or fun resources you have found along the way!!

Also remember!!! Share your fun days with us on social media with #celebrateeveryday #pailsoflove!!

We are excited to see what you have come up with!!

Miss. Merry Berry

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