Brownies wowed by science at STEM Day in Aberdeen

To celebrate British Science Week, Girlguiding Aberdeen arranged a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Day for over 200 Brownies.

Brownies, scientists, engineers and Girlguiding Scotland volunteers got together at the Aberdeen Science Centre on 6 March 2016 for a fun-packed day with the aim to challenge some of the perceptions uncovered in the Girls Attitude Survey. The largest annual survey of girls’ opinions found that more than half of girls think science is too hard and 35 per cent say that it would be very difficult to get a job in.

The day was focused on a series of action packed workshops which included renewable energy, material science, power sources and electricity.

One popular workshop with the Brownies was learning about material science by applying heat to polymorph materials to form a new shape. The girls were able to transform the materials into everything from a bracelet to a bouncy ball!

Want to get involved with British Science Week with your unit? Visit the website for activity packs and suggestions on how you can join the fun.