Science is for girls.
As scientists and moms, we know that every girl is a scientist at heart. But sadly, that’s not the message that many girls hear. Cultural stereotypes send the message that science is not for them – it’s for boys. This is reinforced in the toy aisle, where chemistry and physics kits are marketed to boys, and pseudoscience “spa” kits are marketed to girls.
In 4th grade, most girls say they like science. But by 8th grade, the numbers drop dramatically as girls lose confidence in their ability to do science. This trend continues beyond school. Although women make up 48% of the total workforce, they make up only 24% of science jobs.
Women in the workforce
We want to hook girls on science early.
At Yellow Scope, we want to build girls’ confidence in science, before they fall off the curve. Research shows that girls learn best when they can approach projects in a creative and open-ended way. That’s why we designed our kits to engage both the scientific and creative minds of girls. The experiments are rigorous and there’s plenty of room for girls to draw their observations and doodle their ideas in their very own lab notebook.
Change the message. Change her world.
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Eliana August, Veronica Belmont, April Bragg, Jason Burlew, Maggie Cahill, Sabrina Caprioll, Travis Castillo, Jason Champion, Abigail Chipley, Susanne Colledge, Fern Compton-Puls, Julie DeLucia, Kirsten Dyrr, Andrea Dresch, Jim Farley, Josh Friedman, Beth Gilomen, Shelley Gunton, Shana Hagan, Adam Hantman, Peter Hayes, Negar Heckscher, Cameron Hughes, Dana Hurley, Erica Igl, Judy, Ken, Pat Knight, Zoe Landon, Sue LaRocco, Wende Liebert, Coleen Little, Bud Lorch, Darcy Lovinger, Nancy Lovinger, Gia Lyons, Don & Cleone MacDougall, S. Mar, Patricia McDaniel, Michelle McGinley, Emily Meier, Melissa, Michelle Montalto, Andrew Moore, Ben Moran, Chris Morrell, Sara Muzzoni, Mary Nelson, Scott Nichols, Lisa Norwood, Scott Oborne, Bonnie Brunkow Olson, RAFT Botanical Cocktail+Soda Syrups, Chris Rivard, Vero Roni, Mary Rowan, Richard Schiffrin, Uwe Schneider, Caren Sellers, Sembian, Shelley, Maria Sisto, Suzette, Shelby Syer, Dennis & Jean Taylor, TiqueBox, Lorelie Vardanega, Manuela Veloso, Vidcode, Lauren Wallace, Paige West, Sallyanne Wilson
NOBEL PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY ($500+)
Monica Pozzolo & Andrew Moyer, SilverPine Software
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