Engineer Girl

Common Sense Media says

Excellent resource for budding engineers.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

The site empowers girls to pursue careers in engineering and showcases the achievements of women engineers.

Violence
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Sex
Not applicable
Language
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Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Privacy & safety

Girls are asked to provide a name and email address if they want to submit a question to the "Ask an Engineer" column. Girls who want to enter the essay contest must provide a parent or guardian's information.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that ENGINEER GIRL is an excellent resource for girls who are interested in engineering. It encourages girls to pursue engineering careers and spotlights women engineers who are positive role models for girls. 

What kids can learn

Subjects

Science

  • engineering

Skills

Self-Direction

  • academic development
  • personal growth
  • work to achieve goals

Tech Skills

  • using and applying technology

Engagement, Approach, Support

Engagement

The site is visually appealing, but there’s almost no interactivity.

Learning Approach

Engineering career information is presented in a variety of ways, with graphics and real-world connections to make it effective. Girls can learn a lot about the rewarding options available.

Support

The format is clear and easy to navigate, but the website has no help section.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Science

  • engineering

Skills

Self-Direction

  • academic development
  • personal growth
  • work to achieve goals

Tech Skills

  • using and applying technology

Kids can learn about women engineers and how girls can get involved in engineering. Engineer Girl is largely dedicated to sharing resources that help girls pursue engineering careers. Girls can learn about scholarships, contests, clubs, and more. They'll also learn about the types of engineering, what a typical day in an engineer's life is like, and how women engineers have made their mark on history. Engineer Girl does a good job fulfilling its mission of encouraging girls to pursue their passion for learning.

This Learning Rating review was written by Susan Yudt

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What's it about?

A project of the National Academy of Engineering, Engineer Girl was designed to help girls learn about opportunities in engineering. It features profiles of women engineers, an \"Ask the Engineer\" Q&A section, a guide to different types of engineering, stories about exciting technological advances, and more. Girls can find information about scholarship opportunities, contests, clubs, and other ways to get involved in engineering.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Engineer Girl provides a wealth of helpful information, including a well-curated collection of links to quizzes, scholarships, and other resources. The interviews with women engineers lend interesting insight into the profession, and the "Ask an Engineer" section is lively and encouraging. Adding a few more interactive elements could make Engineer Girl even more engaging.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about mentors and role models. Is there a teacher, coach, or other adult in your life who helps you work toward achieving your goals?

  • What "everyday people" (as opposed to celebrities) do you admire, and why?

Website details

Genre:Educational
Topics:Science and nature
Price:Free
Pricing structure:Free

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  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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