October 7th is Ada Lovelace Day, a worldwide event named for 19th-century mathematician Ada Lovelace. Using the power of blogging, the day celebrates women who’ve followed career paths into the STEM areas: science, technology, engineering, and math.
As in years past, BrainPOP is proud to take part in the occasion, which serves in large part to inspire young girls to enter into STEM-related careers. Last year, we created a new topic on the “Enchantress of Numbers” herself, Ada Lovelace. If you haven’t done so already, we hope you’ll take some time to watch the movie, take the quiz, and read more about Lovelace with our FYIs. We also encourage your students to enjoy our other movies on some very accomplished women in science and technology, including Marie Curie, Amelia Earhart, Sally Ride and last week’s webinar subject Jane Goodall.
Students might also take this opportunity to research a current woman in science or technology, and either write about her or make a presentation to a class or small group. If your students have their own blogs, or if your class runs a blog, you can even sign in on Findingada.com to have your post(s) be counted among the thousands around the world that will be published today!