How do you get girls excited about science? Try music.
My oldest daughter is about to enter sixth grade and if statistics are correct, her current love of science will likely wane as society subtly spreads the message that science and engineering studies are "not for girls." But, I'm going to do everything I can to help change that perception with loads of science kits and talk about everyone from Marie Curie to Sally Ride.
And we'll be playing a lot of a new CD whose mission is to empower girls to explore science and engineering fields their entire lives.
This CD is an awesome compilation of 18 exclusive tracks all sung by women, covering topics as varied as metamorphosis, outer space, and prehistoric bones. And while the lyrics are smart and not kidding around, the music will hold the interest of even the biggest science-phobe.
Like Bill Childs' successful charitable effort, Many Hands: Family Music for Haiti
, Science Fair
isn't only a group of songs but a powerful fundraiser. In this case, all net proceeds will be donated to Girls Inc's science education programs.
And, in case you were wondering, your boys will love it too. And if it piques their interest in science too? Great! There's room for everyone. -Christina
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