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Primary School science

How to teach science if you’re not a science expert

Teaching science can be a daunting idea;

  • What if the experiments go horribly wrong?
  • What if they ask me why trees grow, and rocks don’t?
  • What if they can tell that I’m not a scientist?

It’s no wonder that only 32% of primary teachers strongly agree that they are “confident in teaching science”. (The Wellcome Trust’s State of the Nation report of UK Primary Science Education)

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STEM Education in Schools: 5 Ways Teachers Can Inspire the Next Generation of Women in STEM

It's no secret that girls are underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Although progress has been made throughout the years, in part due to the support of incredible teachers, there is still room for improvement. According to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), women make up only 35% of STEM students in higher education globally. Since interest in STEM often starts in primary school, it's incredibly important to provide support for these women early on in life and instil them with the courage to pursue STEM fields. Teachers can no doubt support this work. Here are five ways teachers can help encourage girls to become inspiring women in STEM.

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