How To Spark A Girl’s Early Interest In Science
Inspiration Tips on encouraging your daughter to pursue STEM.
Shine a light on female trailblazers in STEM
Did you know that Elsie MacGill, the first Canadian woman to earn an electrical engineering degree, faced many challenges in her lifetime? Paralyzed by polio after gaining a master’s degree in aeronautical engineering, she got her doctorate from MIT while learning to walk again. MacGill was hired by Ontario’s Canadian Car & Foundry to oversee WWII production of the Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft. Today, she is recognized as a trailblazing engineer and champion of women’s rights in Canada by the Canada 150: Discovery Way installation at the Ontario Science Centre.
Expose her to STEM early and often
There are so many areas of science, so it’s important to expose your daughter to as many as you can. Some will challenge her but others will help her see the world in a new light. Science is everywhere and in everything so it’s important that we develop science literacy from a young age.
Through pre-school to high school, begin her science journey at the Ontario Science Centre — from KidSpark to Day Camps to a semester at our Science School.