“Girlish” STEM


The idea of our activity got into our minds (mine and some girls from the 9-th grade) after the first visit to the Garage hub. It is the Fab lab which is situated in Kharkov in Ukraine. We visited it in October 2018 and after that decided to take there other girls who are younger. This place inspires you and gives you ideas, because there are a lot of things which are made from unexpected materials.

Therefore, we took there our fifth graders. During the visit they saw different self-made machines. Later in the conversation, we talked about the questions which were connected with the topic of the creators of these things, and so we discussed the question – can girls and women make it too (because there were mostly men)? So, can we make something and who can help us? Only an adult person can be a professional or not?

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