Girls in STEM

A Snake Falls To Earth by Darcie Little Badger

A Snake Falls To Earth by Darcie Little Badger

Nina is a Lipan girl in our world. She's always felt there was something more out there. She still believes in the old stories. Oli is a cottonmouth kid, from the land of spirits and ...
Be Your Own Best Friend Forever! by Gary Robinson featuring Jayla Rose

Be Your Own Best Friend Forever! by Gary Robinson featuring Jayla Rose

Be Your Own Best Friend FOREVER! is packed with inspiring tips for any girl who doubts herself or is the subject of exclusion or body shaming. Jayla, the confident young person sharing her advice, takes pride ...
Child of the Flower-Song People by Gloria Amesuca (author) and Duncan Tonatiuh (illustrator)

Child of the Flower-Song People by Gloria Amesuca (author) and Duncan Tonatiuh (illustrator)

As a young Nahua girl in Mexico during the early 1900s, Luz learned how to grind corn in a metate, to twist yarn with her toes, and to weave on a loom. By the fire ...
Cinder

Cinder

The first book in The Lunar Chronicles series, this book is the cyborg retelling of Cinderella and a great book to use to engage middle and high school girls in STEM and robotics ...
Communication Long ago and Today by Lindsy O'Brien

Communication Long ago and Today by Lindsy O’Brien

What was communication like in the days of old? What were some of the biggest inventions that brought us to the digital age? Discover how communication has changed over hundreds of years, and where it ...

Dr. Jocelyn Bell Burnell

This collection of resources are short, medium, and long-ish videos of Dr. Jocelyn Bell Burnell sharing her story about being one of the only women in astronomy during her time, discovering pulsars, not receiving her ...
Ella Presistio en el Deporte by Chelsea Clinton (author) and Alexandra Boiger (illustrator)

Ella Presistio en el Deporte by Chelsea Clinton (author) and Alexandra Boiger (illustrator)

A lo largo de la historia, en cada deporte, y en todos los niveles de juego, a las mujeres con aspiraciones en el deporte les han dicho que nunca serían lo suficientemente veloces, fuertes o ...
Engineer Girl

Engineer Girl

The EngineerGirl website is designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women. Use this fantastic resource from the National Academy of Engineering to let girls learn about engineers, what they do ...
Fairy Science by Ashley Spires

Fairy Science by Ashley Spires

When a forest tree stops growing, all the fairies are stumped--including Esther. But not for long! Esther knows that science can get to the root of the problem--and its solution! Whether you believe in fairy ...
GirlStart

GirlStart

Girlstart cultivates a culture where risk is rewarded, curiosity is encouraged, and creativity is expected. As a result, Girlstart girls are connected, brave, and resilient. Girlstart makes girls more successful and inspires them to take ...
Goldie Blox

Goldie Blox

The goal of GoldieBlox is to get girls building. By tapping into girls strong verbal skills, their story + construction sets bolster confidence in spatial skills while giving young inventors the tools they need to ...
Hello,  Star by Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic (author) and Vashti Harrison (illustrator)

Hello, Star by Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic (author) and Vashti Harrison (illustrator)

When a young girl learns that a bright light in the sky is coming from a dying star, she promises to keep it company until the light goes out. Every night the girl reassures her ...
Hollow Flashlight Invented by 14-Year-Old Girl

Hollow Flashlight Invented by 14-Year-Old Girl

Meet Ann Makosinski, a 15-year-old who invented a flashlight powered by thermal energy from her hand - no batteries necessary - EVER! Use this video to introduce your students to a young inventor who won ...
I See Myself by Vicki Cobb (author) and Julia Gorton (illustrator)

I See Myself by Vicki Cobb (author) and Julia Gorton (illustrator)

You might not see yourself, but you will feel yourself getting smarter as you begin to understand how and why you can see yourself. Renowned science author Vicki Cobb illuminates the scientific principles of light ...
IF/THEN® Collection

IF/THEN® Collection

The IF/THEN® Collection is the largest free resource of its kind dedicated to increasing access to authentic and relatable images of real women in STEM. Here in this digital library, you will find thousands of photos, ...
Introduce a Girl to Engineering

Introduce a Girl to Engineering

What makes a superhero a superhero? Use this video to teach young girls how some real-life superheroes at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering are using the special powers to save people and make their ...
Invisible Bicycle Helmet

Invisible Bicycle Helmet

You know what kind of sucks about riding a bike? Other than all that pedaling? Bike helmets. Sure, they keep that overrated "brain" from getting splattered, but they take a lot of the open-air--joy out ...
La Selva de Zonia by Juana Martinez-Neal

La Selva de Zonia by Juana Martinez-Neal

Zonia's home is the Amazon rain forest, where it is always green and full of life. Every morning, the rain forest calls to Zonia, and every morning she answers. She visits the sloth family, greets ...
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Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle

Sylvia Earle first lost her heart to the ocean as a young girl when she discovered the wonders of the Gulf of Mexico in her backyard. As an adult, she dives even deeper ...
Little Robot

Little Robot

A little girl who loves to tinker and fix things finds a robot in the woods — and is shocked when the push of a button activates him for the first time! Soon, the pair ...
Look What I Found In the Woods by Moria Butterfield (author) and Jesus Verona (illustrator)

Look What I Found In the Woods by Moria Butterfield (author) and Jesus Verona (illustrator)

Open your senses to a world of wonder by taking a walk through the woods! Set off on an outdoor adventure and find natural treasures, from prickly pine cones to swirly snails' shells, then learn ...
Los SuperHeroes Estan en Todas Partes by Kamala Hariss (author) and Mechal Renee Roe (illustrator)

Los SuperHeroes Estan en Todas Partes by Kamala Hariss (author) and Mechal Renee Roe (illustrator)

Antes de que Kamala Harris se convirtiera en abogada, senadora y vicepresidenta de Estados Unidos, fue una niña a la que le encantaban los superhéroes. Y cuando los buscaba a su alrededor, ¡se sorprendía al ...
Made by Maxine

Made by Maxine

Meet Maxine, an inspiring young maker who knows that with enough effort and imagination (and mistakes), it's possible to invent anything. Maxine loves making new things from old things. She loves tinkering until she has ...
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Mae Jemison by Laurie Calkhoven

Blast off into space and get to know Mae Jemison—the first African-American woman to ever go to space—with this fascinating, nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a new series of biographies about people “you should ...
Matchbox Car PQRST

Matchbox Car PQRST

This powerful lesson will not only teach students how to identify variables, design a scientific experiment, collect data, make a CER (claim, evidence, and reasoning) based on their experiment, and continue thinking in questions, it ...
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Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines by Jeanne Walker Harvey

As a child, Maya Lin loved to study the spaces around her. She explored the forest in her backyard, observing woodland creatures, and used her house as a model to build tiny towns out of ...
Native Women : Changing Their Worlds by Patricia J. Cutright

Native Women : Changing Their Worlds by Patricia J. Cutright

Native women have filled their communities with strength and leadership, both historically and as modern-day warriors. The 12 Native American and First Nations women featured in this book overcame unimaginable hardships--racial and gender discrimination, abuse ...
New Generation of Women in Science

New Generation of Women in Science

Meet A New Generation of Women in Science - Girls in STEM! This video features young women scientists and engineers who wowed the President and the nation at the White House Science Fair. It shines a ...
Nick and Tesla's Robot Army Rampage

Nick and Tesla’s Robot Army Rampage

Nick and Tesla are 11-year-old sleuths who use science and technology to save the day! In this adventure, a rash of robberies has hit the town of Half Moon Bay, and to catch the criminal, ...
Not My Girl by Christy Jordan Fenton & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton (aurthors) and Gabrielle Grimard (illustrator)

Not My Girl by Christy Jordan Fenton & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton (aurthors) and Gabrielle Grimard (illustrator)

Margaret can't wait to see her family, but her homecoming is not what she expected. Based on the true story of Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, and complemented by evocative illustrations, Not My Girl makes the original, award-winning ...
Notable Native People by Adrienne Keene

Notable Native People by Adrienne Keene

Celebrate the lives, stories, and contributions of Indigenous artists, activists, scientists, athletes, and other change-makers in this beautifully illustrated collection. From luminaries of the past, like nineteenth-century sculptor Edmond Lewis--the first Black and Native American ...
PBS SciGirls

PBS SciGirls

SciGirls has the bold goal of changing how millions of girls think about STEM. Each half-hour episode highlights the processes of science and engineering, following a different group of middle school girls who design, with ...

Perplexing Parallel Paper Circuit

Let your students explore the nature of science and use the science practices when they build this paper circuit and explore the rules that govern which LEDs will light at the same time and which ...
Que Llenara La Canasta? What Will Fit? by Grace Lin

Que Llenara La Canasta? What Will Fit? by Grace Lin

Take a trip to the farmers market in this playful story about spatial sense. Olivia is searching for something just the right size to fill her basket. The apple is so small that it rolls ...
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Rachel Carson: Clearing the Way for Environmental Protection

Rachel Carson: Clearing the Way for Environmental Protection. The format of the series is unique, with humorous, cartoon-like original illustrations from the author ...
REAL Primary Colors (NOT red, yellow, and blue)

REAL Primary Colors (NOT red, yellow, and blue)

If you ask a physicist, "What are the primary colors?" They would ask you, "Are you talking about light or paint?" The answer is different for light and paint but beautifully connected. The REAL primary ...
RGB Primary Color Light Show Paper Circuit

RGB Primary Color Light Show Paper Circuit

Let students build this paper circuit to explore the REAL primary colors, which are NOT blue, yellow, and red! ...
Robot, Go Bot!

Robot, Go Bot!

When this little girl builds her own robot, she thinks she's got the perfect best friend: one who will do whatever she says! But even robots can get tired of being told what to do ...
Roominate

Roominate

Roominate: A building toy for girls is the original wired dollhouse building kit. Designed to get young girls to have fun with STEM while building hands-on skills and confidence ...
Rosa Rides Her Scooter / A Rosa Le Encanta Montar en su Patineta by Jessica Spanyol

Rosa Rides Her Scooter / A Rosa Le Encanta Montar en su Patineta by Jessica Spanyol

Let's find out which toys Rosa and her friends are playing with today! An important series that celebrates inclusivity, promotes gender equality and embraces the uniqueness of every child ...
Rosa y el Experimento del Gran Girasol / Rosa's Big Sunflower Experiment by Jessica Spanyol

Rosa y el Experimento del Gran Girasol / Rosa’s Big Sunflower Experiment by Jessica Spanyol

Rosa's group of friends want to learn all about growing their own sunflowers! The book covers each step, from planting the seed to examining the mini beasts the fully-grown flowers attract. It provides plenty of ...
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Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty

 Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she's a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her great-great-aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a ...
image of book cover Shark Lady

Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist

At 9 years old, Eugenie Clark developed an unexpected passion for sharks after a visit to the Battery Park Aquarium in New York City. At the time, sharks were seen as mindless killing machines, but ...
She Persisted in Sports : American Olympians Who Changed the Game by Chelsea Clinton (aurthor) and Alexandra Boiger (illustrator)

She Persisted in Sports : American Olympians Who Changed the Game by Chelsea Clinton (aurthor) and Alexandra Boiger (illustrator)

Throughout history, women have been told that they couldn't achieve their dreams, no matter how hard they tried. Women athletes have faced their own unique set of challenges, across countless sports and levels of play ...
Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds

Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds

Marisol loves to paint. So when her teacher asks her to help make a mural for the school library, she can't wait to begin! But how can Marisol make a sky without blue paint? After ...
Sky Sisters by Jan Bourdeau Waboose ( author) and Brian Deines ( illustrator)

Sky Sisters by Jan Bourdeau Waboose ( author) and Brian Deines ( illustrator)

Two Ojibway sisters set off across the frozen north country to see the SkySpirits' midnight dance. It isn't easy for the younger sister to be silent, but gradually she begins to treasure the stillness and ...
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Skype a Scientist

Skype a Scientist matches scientists with classrooms around the world! Scientists will skype into the classroom for 30-60 minute Q and A sessions that can cover the scientist’s expertise or what it’s like to be ...
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty (author) and David Roberts (illustrator)

Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty (author) and David Roberts (illustrator)

Every morning, Abuelo walks Sofia to school . . . until one day, when Abuelo hurts his ankle at a local landfill and he can no longer do so. Sofia (aka Sofi) misses her Abuelo ...
Stone Girl Bone Girl book cover

Stone Girl Bone Girl: A Story of Mary Anning of Lyme Regis by Laurence Anholt

Read about Mary Anning, the world's best-known fossil hunter ...
Superheros Are Everywhere by Kamala Harris (author) and Mechal Renee Roe (illustrator)

Superheros Are Everywhere by Kamala Harris (author) and Mechal Renee Roe (illustrator)

Before Kamala Harris was elected to the vice presidency, she was a little girl who loved superheroes. And when she looked around, she was amazed to find them everywhere In her family, among her friends, ...
Teen Scientist Harnesses Sun Power

Teen Scientist Harnesses Sun Power

Meet Raquel Redshirt, the Navajo teen who is harnessing solar energy to meet the needs of her community. Raquel uses everyday materials and the sun to build solar ovens. She also received an award at the Intel ...
The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

Art class is over, but Vashti is sitting glued to her chair in front of a blank piece of paper. The words of her teacher are a gentle invitation to express herself. But Vashti can't ...
The Girl Who Could Fix Anything : Beatrice Shilling, World War II Engineer by Mara Rockliff (author) and Daniel Duncan (illustrator)

The Girl Who Could Fix Anything : Beatrice Shilling, World War II Engineer by Mara Rockliff (author) and Daniel Duncan (illustrator)

Beatrice Shilling wasn't quite like other children. She could make anything. She could fix anything. And when she took a thing apart, she put it back together better than before. When Beatrice left home to ...
Image of book cover The Girl Who Thought in Pictures

The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin

If you've ever felt different, if you've ever been low, if you don't quite fit in, there's a name you should know... Meet Dr. Temple Grandin--one of the world's quirkiest science heroes! ...
The NEED Project

The NEED Project

The NEED Project is the BEST place to find developmentally appropriate curriculum for all energy topics!!! ...
The Science Toy Maker - Slater Harrison

The Science Toy Maker – Slater Harrison

From Walkalong Gliders, like the new Jagwing, to making your own helicopter propellers out of 2-liter soda bottles, this is a makers dream site! ...
The Worm Family Has its Picture Taken by Jennifer Frank & David Ezra Stein

The Worm Family Has its Picture Taken by Jennifer Frank & David Ezra Stein

Emma is excited for her worm family to have their portrait taken. But when she sees her other friends' portraits, she gets discouraged. We had the most beautiful smiles, Ellie the Chipmunk squeals. Abigail the ...
Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen

Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen

Violet is a science-loving girl inventor with a flair for the air! ...
Vivian and The Legend of The Hoodoos by Terry Catasus Jennings (author) and Phillis Saroff (illustrator)

Vivian and The Legend of The Hoodoos by Terry Catasus Jennings (author) and Phillis Saroff (illustrator)

Long ago, the Old Ones were bad. They drank all the water, ate all the pine nuts, and left nothing for the other creatures. Sinawav the coyote punished them by turning them into rocky hoodoos ...
Whats in Your Pocket? : Collecting Natures Treasures by Heather L. Montgomery (author) and Maribel Lechuga (illustrator)

Whats in Your Pocket? : Collecting Natures Treasures by Heather L. Montgomery (author) and Maribel Lechuga (illustrator)

When you find something strange and wonderful, do you put it in your pocket? Meet nine scientists who, as kids, explored the great outdoors and collected treasures: seedpods, fossils, worms, and more. Observing, sorting, and ...
Whats Inside a Flower?  :  And Other Questions About Science and Nature by Rachel Ignotofsky

Whats Inside a Flower? : And Other Questions About Science and Nature by Rachel Ignotofsky

Budding backyard scientists can start exploring their world with this stunning introduction to these flowery show-stoppers--from seeds to roots to blooms. Learning how flowers grow gives kids beautiful building blocks of science and inquiry ...
When Daddy Shows Me the Sky by Rebecca Wenrich Wheeler (author) and Katherine Jordan (illustrator)

When Daddy Shows Me the Sky by Rebecca Wenrich Wheeler (author) and Katherine Jordan (illustrator)

In When Daddy Shows Me the Sky, a father and daughter spend their evenings practicing yoga together under the night sky. Through spring, summer, fall, and winter, they learn the names of the constellations and ...
When The Shadowbush Blooms by Carla Messinger with Susan Katz (author) David Kanietakeron Fadden (illustrator)

When The Shadowbush Blooms by Carla Messinger with Susan Katz (author) David Kanietakeron Fadden (illustrator)

A young Lenape Indian girl observes and reflects on the small, important ways her family today, and her ancestors generations before, celebrate the cycle of seasons. Today when a Lenape Indian girl ventures to the ...

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