The Royal Institution (Ri) in London connects people with the world of science. On Ri’s website, students can engage in a range of educational games and quizzes to learn more about science, engineering, and the natural world. For example, in “Fight the Bite,” students find out how plants fight back against insect attacks. In “DNA Detectives,” students become forensic scientists and learn how DNA is used to solve crimes. And in “Shifty the Robot,” students create a lifting machine using human arms as a guide.
The Saxena Family Foundation awards grants and supports programs that have a particular focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and around empowering girls and young women so that they have equal rights later in life through literacy programs, jobs, and life-skills training.
Funded by the International Space Station National Lab, SciGirls in Space integrates space-themed role-model videos and genderequitable space-science-aligned activities for use in outreach programs. Among the resources for teachers is a gender-equity guide with six strategies on how to engage girls in STEM.