|Meet LEGO’s “Women of NASA”
March is Women’s History Month. Why not celebrate with this LEGO “Women of NASA” set. The iconic toy company announced that the concept was the winner of its LEGO Ideas competition. It honors female astronauts, mathematicians and other pioneers of the space program. More >
Grades 3-4: Name a woman who inspires you. What about this woman do you find to be inspiring? What does she inspire you to do?
Grades 5-6: Have you ever noticed the difference between “boy” and “girl” toys? In what ways do you think the differences you see could affect how you play, the way you think and the career you choose to pursue in the future?
Grades 7-8: According to the article, a 7-year-old named Charlotte wrote to LEGO in 2014 complaining that the company’s female figurines were lame. In response, LEGO launched a limited-edition product featuring female scientists. Why do you think that set sold out so quickly? What do you think LEGO and other toy manufacturers should learn from this incident?
Grades 9-10: Do you think more girls would go into STEM careers if the toys they played with as children had more of a STEM focus? Why or why not?
Design a Female LEGO Figurine
Women in Science
The Women Paving the Way to Mars
Smithsonian Women Scientists
Women and Science at Science Service
Smithsonian Magazine: Women in Science
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