While Aussie school students may no longer think of scientists as just men, media stereotypes of weird scientists and explosions still stick in their minds.
This resource should be used alongside STEM Pack 1: Unconscious Bias to challenge thinking and stereotyping of scientists. It also opens up discussions around careers in STEM for students in secondary science.
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We want to hear from you!
As creators of STEM content to engage and inspire students with the world of science, the Royal Institution of Australia uses research such as this study to help guide our activities. However, it’s also important to get direct feedback from the students our content reaches.
That’s why we’re asking you for a favour. If you use the activities in the downloadable teachers’ resource, we’d love to know how your students answered. What stereotypes do they have around scientists? What do they think when they think of science as a career?
We’d love to hear what your students said. You can email your classes responses to [email protected] – whether it’s written words, transcriptions of what they said, pictures – any feedback is useful to help us find the ways to tailor our content to make it more relevant and useful to you and your students.
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