On the day dedicated to girls by the UN, young people participated in science activities at the Library of Mexico. The goal of these activities was to promote scientific skills and imagination in girls and young people. The adopt a talent program conducted a series of workshops where participants carried out experiments and proposed solutions to challenges.
During the workshops, the girls were able to use their imagination and develop their scientific skills through activities such as Fleet, Float workshops and Spill Cleanup experiments. The first experiment required the girls to design and create a model that would allow objects to remain on the surface of the water using aluminum foil structures based on their imagination, basic information and verification. In the second experiment, they were encouraged to propose ways to reverse oil contamination in water, leading them to reflect on different strategies for cleaning contaminated waters.
The experiments sparked curiosity among the participants, leading to a lot of questions and discussions about science. They touched materials, observed them closely and used their imaginations while carrying out tasks. Following the experiments, the girls learned valuable lessons about cleaning contaminated water and shared their newfound knowledge with their parents.
The adopt a talent program aims to encourage young people to observe, learn how to predict outcomes, generate hypotheses, and interpret data. The program also works with groups in different states to offer periodic workshops aimed at promoting scientific skills among young people.
The day ended with presentations about the challenges faced by women in science-related fields. These presentations emphasized not only sharing stories of successful female scientists but also highlighted obstacles that women face in pursuing careers in this field. It is crucial that we continue encouraging young girls to pursue careers in science-related fields like technology engineering mathematics (STEM) so they can make a positive impact on society.
In conclusion, these science activities organized by UN provided an excellent opportunity for young people