Who Is a Girl’s Number #1 Influence in Science & Math? You Are.
Give Your Daughter a Healthy Edge.
Picture her writing a computer program or being excited about physics. Imagine her jumping into technical studies or wanting to change the world through design.
See her taking on the challenge of transitioning to college — with the confidence that she’s smart enough to navigate any major.
How you see your daughter affects her now and tomorrow. Your perspective shapes her perspective on her success in science and math.
Give Your Daughter the Experience She Needs to Have STEAM Confidence
Bring Pretty Brainy Home.
Parents use Pretty Brainy to show girls how science, tech, engineering, art and math/STEAM is loaded with the creative, social, and design opportunities important to girls.
For girls in grades 7-9, The STEM of Fashion Design Student Entrepreneur Set contains hours of activities that appeal to the importance girls place on doing good and doing science and math with a purpose.
• Includes designer’s guide and materials.
• Appeals to the DIY interests of tween + teen girls.
• Builds experience in critical thinking, problem-solving, math and science reasoning, attending to precision and detail, decision-making, creativity, and more.
• For self-guided or facilitated instruction.
Start the Conversation with a School or Other Organization About Bringing Pretty Brainy to Your Community
Checklist for Success:
□ Ask questions and have conversations. Find out what teacher or coordinator —
Leads STEM or STEAM initiatives or
Would love to start a club or program for girls in STEM or STEAM.
□ Find out what administrator makes decisions for new activities and partnerships in her or his building.
□ Develop or rely on your relationship with the office manager or other gatekeeper to schedule a meeting with decision-makers to pitch your idea.
□ Know that getting in the door may require multiple points of communication. Here is an effective succession: Email. Telephone follow-up. Stop by the school to say hello and leave a card. Email follow-up.
□ Include in your message these points that Pretty Brainy is —
Calibrated to national standards for STEAM and STEM.
Authentic: students feel ownership for the learning and its outcomes.
Project-Based: hands-on and steeped in problem-solving with a real-world purpose.
Interdisciplinary, blending, for example, art and physics, environmental science and mathematics, consumer science and communications.
Rigorous, going beyond national standards for critical thinking and problem-solving while respecting girls’ perspectives on science and math.
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