Urban and rural science teachers often lack funding for science lab materials and pay out of pocket to provide those materials for their students, new research detailed in this Speed Read shows.
The establishment of science centres for young people is one of many initiatives hoped to fix South Africa’s education system.
Parental views have a big impact on the decisions that children make - so let's help mums and dads support their daughters in STEM careers.
Women in science receive less funding than men and apply for smaller grants. This inequality needs to be addressed now.
Evidence shows that otherwise high-performing female students under-perform compared to their male peers on certain questions in physics. We don't know why.
Canada's educational performance internationally has remained stagnant over the past decade. Students' science and math proficiency is especially worrying.
He's back! Any mention of the killer robots debate brings images of the Terminator film. But science fiction can be a useful tool to get people interested in the real issues in science.
Outlawing evolution in schools is based on creationist misconceptions – here's how to counter them
Thirty years after the Supreme Court ruled that creationism cannot be required in schools, 'creation science' is still taught in some schools. What are the implications for climate education?
Does science have an answer to science denial? Just as being vaccinated protects you from a later full-blown infection, a bit of misinformation explained could help ward off other cases down the road.
What is the point of science knowledge if you are not likely to use it once you leave school?
March Mammal Madness, a tournament of imaginary contests between pairs of mammals, makes science irreverent and fun. The event has thousands of fans and is used in hundreds of classrooms.
NSW's proposed new rigorous physics syllabus refocuses on the fundamentals, but it'll require investment in teaching skills so all students can benefit from it.
Australia’s performance in science continues to slide due to ineffective, traditional teaching practices and an outdated curriculum. Here's what needs to change.
Science that students learn in context - rather than science as isolated knowledge items - can deliver both scientific literacy and positive learner interest.
Neither major party has made science and engineering issues a big part of its platform. But research – and its funding – are crucial if the U.S. wants to maintain status as a global leader.
Research shows that students feel motivated when they learn more about the struggles and failures of the world's greatest scientists.
The drive the get more women involved in science should start at an early age. But as one space researcher found out, girls can get nudged out of science at school.
Many digital games claiming to simulate evolution are inaccurate. These errors can undermine the games' potential educational benefits.
It's a mistake to allow teenagers to drop maths – it should be made compulsory at A-Level.