International Day of Women and Girls in Science

A young woman gazes at computer screens showing red and green scientific data

Calling all inquisitive minds! We have an emergency – save our scientists!

February 11 is International Day of Women and Girls in Science. We’re excited to be celebrating it with our friends at Girlguiding Dundee again. We’ve set up our very own online escape game, Diagnosis: Kidnapped, for you to play at home. You’ll have to solve the puzzles, recover our research and save our scientists! Along the way, you’ll discover lots about how we make medicines and how difficult research can be. You’ll also see how exciting is when an experiment works!

You’ll need a few things to play:

  • A computer, tablet, phone, or any other device with an internet connection and a browser.
  • Paper and pen or pencil. You’ll want to write down notes.
  • A dictionary might also be useful if you want to find out what some of the science words really mean. They can sound complicated, but actually once you know them they’re pretty handy.

You might want an adult to help you out! If you can speak with your friends on something like Zoom or Facetime while you’re solving the puzzles it can be a lot of fun too. You might surprise each other with the clever solutions you come up with.

Good luck!


PS, if you want to find out more about what we’ve done with Girlguiding Dundee, here’s our Medicine Maker badge. We’ve got loads of activities in this fabulous challenge pack – download yours and get started!