#1. September 1, 2010
Back-to- school season is in full swing, and I am starting college for the third time, as I deliver my youngest daughter to Boston for her freshman year. Very exciting times, to be sure, as I embark on an entirely new phase of life: the empty nest. I’ll have more to report as the week progresses, you can look for my personal stories on my blog http://www.barbarafeldman.com.
The Surfnetkids Toy Giveaway is still going strong. You can enter to win the toddler toys I brought home from BlogHer 2010 in New York city. Join the Surfnetkids Facebook page for details: http://www.facebook.com/surfnetkids.
And for all you bloggers out there, writing about your own personal back-to-school adventures, we’d love to hear from you at the still-pretty-new-but-growing-nicely Surfnetparents Guest Blogger Program: http://www.surfnetparents.com/write-for-us.html.
That’s all until next week!
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Science for Girls
by Barbara J. Feldman
Science for Girls Printable (** for premium members only)
In the thirty-five years since I was one of just a handful of women getting a computer science degree, you’d think the word would be out about what a great choice science is for both girls and boys. But apparently there are still plenty of myths that need busting. Learn more about how to encourage girls in science, technology and engineering with today’s site roundup.
“If I could change the world, I’d never stop dreaming, and life would get better every day!” The Girls, Math & Science Partnership from the Carnegie Science Center is an inspirational site for girls ages eleven to seventeen and their mentors. Although in-person events are only available in Arizona and Pennsylvania , the site has oodles to offer virtual visitors, including career explorations, scholarship contests, GirlTalk Radio (and podcasts), scientist bios, and links to sites that offer help with science homework.
Educational Equity Center: Science: It’s a Girl Thing!
Based on the preschool program Playtime is Science (and with a grant from the National Science Foundation) this is a complete curriculum for parents (or caretakers or teachers) to use with girls ages four to eight. It revolves around ten fun at-home science activities, such as Creating a Mystery Bottle (with colored oil and water), Building with Wonderful Junk, and Making and Using Sieves (playing with water and sand.) The entire course is available online (for free, of course) in twelve downloadable, printable PDFs.
What do engineers do exactly? Find out what and how at Engineer Girl! What else can you do at this fabulous site? Ask an engineer your questions, find out what classes to take in high school, see profiles of women engineers, and enter the upcoming Engineer Girl! Essay Contest (which will be posted in October.) “By becoming an engineer, you can help solve problems that are important to society. You could be controlling and preventing pollution, developing new medicines, creating advanced technologies, even exploring new worlds.”
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“If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” ~~ Thomas A. Edison ~~ (1847 – 1931) American inventor. Click here for more limits quotes.
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