Women in Science and Demographic Mapping




Understanding why girls underperform at science

Option 1:  Read What We Learn From 50 Years of Kids Drawing Scientists (Links to an external site.) and Understanding Why Girls Under perform at Science (Links to an external site.).

• When you picture a scientist, what does that person look like?

• When you were a child, how did you picture scientists?

• What role does gender stereotyping play in the tendency for girls to grow up to be scientists?

• How does this vary around the world?

• What kind of cultural messages do we send to children by the way different professions are portrayed in the media, books, movies, and television?

• How can we help all children overcome stereotypes that may influence their educational performance?