One of my resolutions for She Loves Science in 2017 is to showcase girls doing amazing science in their homes, schools, and communities. I want our daughters to see them rocking the world with their imaginations, creativity, and especially their amazing knack for science. I have two reasons I want to do this.
- Empower her with science: It is my hope that we can show our daughters these girls going ahead of them having amazing fun with science and in turn empower them with their own confidence to take on science and make it their own.
- Shining a light: I want to shine a light on all the amazing science that girls are doing in school and at home and show a broader audience that girls love science and science needs their creativity.
The first Empowering with Science feature is very special to me since it is my niece Abbey. You are going to be completely blown away when you hear her creativity with her Cell Respiration Song (to Justin Timberlake no doubt!) I asked her a few questions about her project below. All I can say is… Science on girl.
What was the name of your project? The Cell Respiration Song
What was the project for? “It was a project for science class and a unit on cell respiration. The project was to choose a way to express cell respiration and photosynthesis.”
What grade are you in? “7th Grade”
What was your inspiration? “I was inspired by doing a similar project a few years ago. This project gave a list of ideas one of which included doing a song. I wrote down a list of my favorite songs and this one caught my attention.”
What would you say to other girls doing science? “Some girls are scared about grades or are embarrassed about putting themselves out there. So don’t worry about what other people think. If they judge you then so what…do what you like and the teachers will love it.”
What do you want to be when you grow up? “I want to major in Animal Science and work at animal shelters.”
You have got to share this video with the girls in your life. I hope this will show how much fun and creative science can really be.
Do you know someone that has done an amazing science project at school or within their community? Do you want to find a place to show off her talents to inspire others? Contact me and she could be the next feature on the Empowering with Science series!