I wasn’t the best in science. In reality, I don’t think it was because I couldn’t be great, I just never felt that my interest in it was truly developed by science teachers. It seemed as if they were only teaching out the book, and not so much teaching us that we could be scientists one day. I didn’t know that my natural interest to dive deeper, and knack for moving and changing, and love for always finding answers, wasn’t fully developed. As an adult, I think of this often. As a mother, too.
I want to teach my kids to question and wonder and experiment.
It didn’t seem as if women were scientist either. I don’t recall having a woman science teacher, and I don’t recall learning about women in science class in general. As times change, and as more women are demanding that their ideas be heard and recognized in all facets of life, I am honored to teach River that she can be a scientist if she chooses to. I know that it takes not only her teachers, but as her mother, it is my job to nurture here inquisitive and experimental side.
Green Works, a natural and green company, that develops cleaning products is doing all of this and more! Their products are made of plant and mineral based cleaning ingredients. Green Works asked if River and I would take part in a science project developed by AAUW scientist, that incorporate Green Works products. Already moved by the initiative of the company, and the conversation they are requiring us moms to have with our girls, I said yes.
River, along with my help, created jumbo bubbles in the park, and Peter, shot a video of it!
Here’s how to make your own jumbo bubbles:
(You’ll need: a large bowl, Green Works dish washing liquid, water, corn syrup, jewelry wire, a cookie sheet, and a straw.)
1. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of Green Works dish washing liquid, 3 cups of water, and a 1/2 cup of corn syrup
2. Cut off about 8″ of wire. Make a loop at one end, and twist the wire in place several times, securing the loop. This will be the bubble wand.
3. Dip and blow bubbles!
For even more fun, pour a layer of bubbles on a cookie sheet. Dip your straw in the bubble solution and hold it just above the cookie sheet. Blow in the straw and create a bubble dome!
Did you know that girls only have a 1 in 1,000 chance of continuing in science?! That number is astounding. You can learn more about Green Works amazing initiative by watching their video (that made me tear up), right here.
If you have a daughter, are you getting her involved in science? And what are you doing to do so? Would love hear your ideas on projects.
This post is in partnership with Green Works. Thank you for supporting my partners that I wholeheartedly believe in.