Science was always the subject in school I dreaded the most, ok second most, I’m looking at you math.. Now that I’m all grown up, I wish I had realized that science is actually ridiculously awesome. I’m actually in a Geology course right now and it’s a whole lot of fun, a lot of work, but it’s so worth it. I might even be procrastinating on my homework to write this article, so maybe things haven’t changed much for me after all.
One of my parenting goals with Aliceana is to teach her just how great science is at a young age, so when she learns the technical jargon it doesn’t completely throw her off the course to being the mad scientist that’ll eventually take over the world. I have high hopes for her.
One of our mottos is that she can do anything in life if she tries hard enough. She always comes up with fun ideas for what she wants to do when she grows up. More importantly though, she can’t wait until she can learn to drive, so she can drive the family to Target. At least she has her priorities in order.
I feel like it’s so important to educate our kids, especially girls, that they can do anything.
Honestly, I’m not well versed in the science world, and if you asked me to name off a female scientist I would say; Marie Curie, and uh how about those fictional girls on The Big Bang Theory? If you asked me to name a few male scientist I would say, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, and those fictional guys from The Big Bang Theory.
That’s why I’m so excited to show you the book series that you need to back on Kickstarter penned by the very awesome author Mary Wissinger.
Each book follows a girl filled with curiosity who can’t help but wonder about the world around her. I love that these books combine history and science in a really engaging way that makes this series suitable for kids in the 4-8 year age range.
Written by, Brittany, the geek behind the blog. I share lots of recipes, my thoughts on the latest tech gadgets, my favorite geeky games, and snippets of life as a Work-at-home mom.