On a day dedicated to promoting science skills and imagination in girls and young people, the UN organized science activities in the Library of Mexico. The activities were designed to inspire creativity and scientific understanding among participants. Through a talent program, workshops were conducted where the girls carried out experiments and proposed solutions to challenges.
The first experiment required the girls to design and create a model that would allow objects to remain on the surface of the water. They used their imagination, basic information, and verification to construct aluminum foil structures. In the second experiment, participants were encouraged to propose ways to reverse oil contamination in water, leading to discussions about different strategies for cleaning contaminated waters.
During the experiments, curiosity sparked many questions and discussions among participants as they touched materials, observed, and used their imaginations while carrying out tasks. Following the experiments, they learned about the importance of cleaning contaminated water and shared their newfound knowledge with their parents.
The talent program aims to promote young people’s scientific skills by encouraging them to observe, learn to predict, generate hypotheses, and interpret data. In addition to offering workshops in different states periodically, they work with groups across various regions.
The day concluded with presentations about the challenges faced by women in science-related fields. The focus was on sharing stories of successful female scientists while also highlighting obstacles that women face within this community. The presentations emphasized the importance of encouraging young girls to pursue careers in science-related fields such as technology engineering mathematics (STEM).