Girls need their parents to support them in heading towards careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.
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.
Studying physics involves learning how objects move in space.
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.
Almost 10 per cent of Canadian 15-year-olds do not have the science proficiency level required to participate fully in society.
Canada's educational performance internationally has remained stagnant over the past decade. Students' science and math proficiency is especially worrying.
Terminator’s killer robots can help in the real debate on lethal autonomous weapons.
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.
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Outlawing evolution in schools is based on creationist misconceptions – here's how to counter them
In 2013, pro-science supporters rallied before a Texas Board of Education public hearing on proposed new science textbooks.
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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?
A shot of fake news now and your defenses are raised in the future?
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.
How can we get students more engaged in science?
What is the point of science knowledge if you are not likely to use it once you leave school?
Let the games begin.
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.
Will NSW physics students learn what these lines represent?
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 needs an agreed approach to quality science teaching.
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 teaching needs to engage all pupils, whether they’re future scientists or not.
Science that students learn in context - rather than science as isolated knowledge items - can deliver both scientific literacy and positive learner interest.
One thing they seem to agree on: Not prioritizing science in their platforms.
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.
Isaac Newton’s portrait. What can students learn from his life?
Research shows that students feel motivated when they learn more about the struggles and failures of the world's greatest scientists.
We can all reach for the stars in The Milky Way over Western Australia.
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.
Playing ‘Spore’ is a good way to explore evolution.
Many digital games claiming to simulate evolution are inaccurate. These errors can undermine the games' potential educational benefits.
If we don’t change the way we teach science and maths, we might come to regret it.
It's a mistake to allow teenagers to drop maths – it should be made compulsory at A-Level.
Available online: Georgetown’s high-throughput equipment for biomarker staining.
Science and technology research has become so complicated and expensive that a gap has grown between the experiments scientists would like to do and what they have the means to do.
Is a fact-bound science curriculum enough to become a good scientist?
A scientist explains how a liberal arts education made 'subtle yet significant contributions' to his understanding of what science is, how it’s done, and how advancements are made.