Autumn science ...

Explore and investigate during the upcoming holidays!



The Girls in Engineering and Technology Program (GET Set) is designed for female students in years 11 and 12, who wish to explore an education and career in engineering or technology.

It is one of ANUs most popular events and features a range of hands-on activities in engineering and robotics, and cool presentations.

Find out more here

10 science experiments for kids

Introduce Guides to some simple science concepts with these experiments, have a go at a guide meeting or camp!

Not only will the girls be entertained, but they will also learn something in the process.

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Meet Erica Hediger: self taught robot-making entrepreneur

Erica Hediger is one busy, inspirational, robot-making, workshop-running, creative entrepreneur. She talks here about the programs she runs, the importance of incorporating artistic design with electronics, and the path she took to get where she is now.

The Creative Element, Erica’s business, is based out of the Canberra Innovation Network. The Creative Element combines science, technology and engineering with art, something that Erica says is really important for business and innovation. “If you make something that’s ugly but professional, no one’s going to buy it over something that’s beautiful – I think that art is a huge element of inspiring people and helping come up with better designs, because we want nice things.

Take a look at some of the workshops Erica runs, maybe you could invite her to run one for the District or unit, or join in an existing workshop!

A Mighty Girl - We can all be one at any age

For several excellent books to inspire your Mighty Girl's spirit of discovery -- all for ages 4 to 8 -- check out "Rosie Revere, Engineer" (, “Oh, No! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed The World)" (, "11 Experiments That Failed" (, and "I Wonder" (
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The best female heroes from the world of Studio Ghibli

Tired of seeing female film leads who just want to fall in love and be saved? Maybe you’ve been watching the wrong movies.

Next time you are having a sleepover or movie night, or if you just want to watch something inspiring!

Princesses, mothers, warriors, mechanics and more – they’re all represented in the list here. And as the studio’s great director Hayao Miyazaki himself has said: “Many of my movies have strong female leads - brave, self-sufficient girls that don’t think twice about fighting for what they believe in with all their heart. They’ll need a friend, or a supporter, but never a saviour. Any woman is just as capable of being a hero as any man.”

Announcing Tech Girls Are Superheroes 2! A new adventure book to inspire girls into #STEM #techgirls

Building on the success of the original Tech Girls Are Superheroes book launched 2 years ago, with 20 000 free copies distributed in the past 2 years, it is time to keep the momentum going with this new exciting book!

Bringing you new series of superheroes including Gnostika, Thrivia, Cythena and Outrage to name a few, with some surprise visits in the book from some of the original superheroes including Jewella, Dixi, Babelbish, Team QUT and Team Microsoft.


If you would like to order bulk copies for your classroom (or maybe for your guide unit?), send them a message.

Note: please list your school and grade to get your free copy. If you would like to purchase a book instead, click here.

Inspire your Guides to learn another language? Encourage them to code

The code literacy movement is a movement to introduce all school children to the concepts of coding computers, starting in primary school.

One full year after the computing curriculum was introduced by the UK government, a survey there found that six out of 10 parents want their kids to learn a computer language instead of French.

Find out more here

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