Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Girls are natural-born scientists! They look at the world around them with inquisitive eyes, experiment and push boundaries, and learn as they go. Girl Scouts introduces girls of every age to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to help them see how they can improve the world—whether they're discovering how a car engine runs, learning to manage finances, or caring for animals.
Research shows that girls are keenly interested in STEM and excel at it. Yet, for a variety of reasons, girls often don’t pursue STEM—starting as early as elementary school. We can change that! Let's encourage girls to see that STEM can help them make the world a better place.
When girls participate in Girl Scout STEM programs, they benefit in four important ways:
1. STEM Interest: Girls are excited about STEM subjects and want to learn more about them.
2. STEM Confidence: Girls have confidence in their STEM skills and abilities.
3. STEM Competence: Girls think scientifically to solve problems.
4. STEM Value: Girls learn the importance and relevance of STEM to people and society.
Check back here every week for new STEM at-home activities!
NEW! HOW TO MAKE A SOLAR OVEN: Looking for a new way to cook your s'mores? You can convert the sun's energy into heat in a solar oven to make the perfect s'more! Learn how today!
NEW! LIGHT SPINNER - THE NEWTON DISC: Explore the properties of white light by creating your very own color spinner, called a Newton Disc! This fun activity will help complete Step One of the Cadette Space Science Researcher badge. Get started!
OBSERVING AND INVESTIGATING THE MOON: Learn about the phases of the moon with our STEM Specialist Shannon Joseph! Model moon phases and prepare to observe the moon with two fun activities from the Daisy and Brownie Space Science badges. Download the "Modeling the Moon Phases" activity, and instructions for making your own Moon Journal.
PI DAY: While Pi Day (March 14) has passed, the activities can be done any time! Have fun learning about the fascinating and important mathematical ratio Pi. Check out the Pi Day activity booklet.
GIRLS GET STEM: Unleash your inner citizen scientist! Explore family STEM activities, check out educational videos and companion curriculum, and take a virtual field trip. Learn more and get started.
NINE SUPER-EASY WAYS TO EXPLORE STEM: There are super-simple ways you can find “teachable moments” in your day-to-day life. Whether your girl is in grade school, middle school, or high school, she can have fun and learn about STEM at the same time—with your help! Get started.
Earn STEM Badges, Patches and Journeys
STEM Spotlight: Space Science