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Robotics engineer Barbie builds robots and teaches code

02 July 2018

Barbie doll holding a book

Only 24 percent of STEM jobs are held by women. The robotics engineer Barbie encourages girls to explore STEM careers through creative play with the doll, and also to learn real coding skills.

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Component Indicator Level
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to identify that technology involves people designing and making technological outcomes for an identified purpose 1
Characteristics of technological outcomes Use this and other examples to discuss technology as intervention by design and explain the impacts and implications of this 8

Keywords: Barbie, toys, characteristics of technology

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