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Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
SJR: 0.468 SNIP: 0.905 CiteScore™: 1.65

ISSN Print: 1072-8325
ISSN Online: 1940-431X

Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering

DOI: 10.1615/JWomenMinorScienEng.v2.i1-2.50
pages 65-81

FIND YOUR WINGS: A MATH/SCIENCE EXPLORATION PROJECT FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GIRLS

Jill A. Marshall
Physics Department, Utah State University, UMC 4415, Logan, UT 84322-4415
Janet Buckingham
Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX 78228-0510

ABSTRACT

Find Your Wings is a math/science exploration program for girls in the fourth through sixth grades. It was developed as a model project for the National Science Foundation Program for Women and Girls, co-sponsored by the Girl Scouts of America, and prototyped in the Edgewood School District of San Antonio, Texas, in the spring of 1994. This paper presents a description of the program and results from the model project. While the 1994 project was tailored for lower-income Hispanic students, the Find Your Wings project manual has suggestions for staging the program for fourth through sixth-grade girls in any location.


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