When it comes to science, girls in first grade are just as capable as boys. A group of students at a school in Massachusetts decided to prove it by pretending to be Marie Curie for a day.
The girls were inspired by a book they had read about the famous scientist. They donned lab coats and safety glasses and set to work on some experiments.
“I wanted to be like Marie Curie because she was a scientist and she discovered radium,” said one of the girls.
The girls worked together to complete some simple chemistry experiments. They were thrilled with their results and are now even more interested in science.
“This has been a great experience,” said their teacher. “It’s so important for girls to see women in STEM careers, and this was a great way to show them that they can be scientists too.”
Marie Curie is one of the most renowned scientists in history, and she is an excellent role model for young girls who are interested in science. Recently, a group of first-grade girls in a school in New York City pretended to be Marie Curie for a week, and they found that they loved science even more than they did before.
The girls did a variety of science experiments during their week as Marie Curie, and they learned a lot about her life and work. They were also inspired by her story and how she overcame obstacles to become one of the most famous scientists in the world.
After their week as Marie Curie, the girls said that they were more interested in science than they were before, and they wanted to continue doing experiments and learning about the world around them. This is a great example of how role-playing can be used to encourage girls to pursue their interests in science.