A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this website.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this is an educational math, science, and tech site organized by the Girl Scouts of America to get girls interested in these fields. The four games on this site will be particularly fun for girls who like secret codes and mind bending games. Other than the games, this site is text-heavy and not very interactive. Some links no longer work and some content is outdated. Parents may need to view this site with their tween girls to mine all the really useful, inspiring information available.
What's it about?
GIRLSGOTECH.ORG is the Girl Scouts of America's effort to encourage girls (especially its membership) to explore technical fields. Playing the games and reading the profiles, history, and tips on the site may help some tween and young teen girls get excited about math, science, and technology. That said, there's not a lot of depth here. The external links pointing girls to other similar sites may help girls who are interested but run out of things to explore here find other related activities online.
Is it any good?
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about why a site like this is targeting just girls for math, science, and tech careers. There's a fantastic .pdf download for parents that gives an in-depth look at the issues of girls in math and science education, with tips to help their daughters excel. Play the games together and discover how science, math, and tech "learning" can be easily turned into fun.
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