Women in Sciencewomen in science

(Discover Knowledge or Discover Science and Technology)

By Katie Lundquist, Troop 159

Penguins: Do 3 requirements including the first starred

Otters: Do 4 requirements including the 2 starred

Dolphins: Do 5 requirements including the 2 starred

Butterflies: Do 6 requirements including the 2 starred

Eagles: Do 7 requirements including the 2 starred

Owls: Do 9 requirements including the 2 starred


_____ 1.* What is science?

_____ 2.* Study the lives and work of 2 prominent women scientists (Dolphins 3, Butterflies 4, and Eagles & Owls 5). Try to choose from women in different areas of scientific study.

_____ 3. Learn the Scientific Method and explain why it is important in scientific research and experimentation.

_____ 4. With adult supervision, perform one experiment reflecting the work of each of the women studied.

_____ 5. With adult supervision, design your own science experiment. Make sure to use the Scientific Method.

_____ 6. Enter a project in your school science fair.

_____ 7. Have a troop science fair or exhibition.

_____ 8. Learn about the challenges and difficulties faced by women scientists throughout history. Are there still problems today?

_____ 9. Visit a science museum, in your area or online with your parent's permission, which features the work of a female scientist.

_____ 10. Research current opportunities for women in the sciences. What salary could you expect? Is there a difference for men and women in the same field?

_____ 11. Learn what training and education are required for scientists. Research colleges and universities in your area and learn about the science degrees offered.

_____ 12. What is STEM? What fields does it include? Learn about the history of STEM education in America.

_____ 13. Butterflies & up – plan a STEM focused troop meeting or activity for younger girls.

_____ 14. Create a booklet or poster with photographs or drawings showing the work of one of your choices from requirement 2*. Include descriptions or short paragraphs with each photo explaining what they represent. Show your booklet/poster to your troop or family.