Breaking the Ice
When doing STEM outreach with girls, it is essential to start off with an icebreaker. By building a relationship with the girls through an icebreaker, role models set the stage for increased motivation and engagement.
Icebreakers allow you to:
- Get the girls warmed up and feel more comfortable with you.
- Introduce new scientific topics, vocabulary, or STEM careers with girls.
- Check for the girls’ background knowledge on a particular topic.
For additional icebreakers to use when doing outreach with girls, check out this link.
Watch the video here of a Techbridge Program Coordinator leading girls through an icebreaker. Then, answer the questions below.