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You use it through a technology station poster. It is very engaging and fun but at the same time it can be a little advanced and confusing. I would suggest a more basic approach to this workshop. I would recommended but with a few adjustments in order to make it more comprehensible in content and motivating.
I used this tool to learn how to engage young girls in building and engineering activities to develop their special skills. This tools strengths are that it is targeted for young girls, incorporates reading, and has a guide with modifications for them to follow. the weakness is also that it has a guide. it does not allow for much creativity and independent thinking when directions are given. I would read the book and ask the students to design their own. I would if they are really wanting to get girls to participate in building activities.
You use this tool as a way to get little girls interested in engineering and creating things. The strengths of this tool is it gives you a great visual of what the whole organization is about. I didn’t see a weakness to this. I wouldn’t customize this any differently. I would recommend it to a colleague because it is a great way to get girls more interested in STEM. The founder is very inspirational and she has a passion for what she does and if this was shared to more people then it would be spread around and inspire more girls to consider engineering.