STEMtistics - science

Encouraging Girls

Only 30 percent of elementary teachers feel well prepared to encourage girls to participate in science. 

Source: National Science Foundation, Science & Engineering Indicators, 2014.

Tags: science, teachers, women & girls

Novice Science Teachers

Novice teachers taught 23 percent of science classes at high-poverty schools, compared with 10 percent of science classes at low-poverty schools. 

Source: National Science Foundation, Science & Engineering Indicators, 2014

Tags: science, teachers

A Weak Start in Science

Only 39 percent of elementary school teachers feel very well prepared to teach science.

Source: National Science Foundation, Science & Engineering Indicators, 2014

Tags: teachers, science

U.S. Girls Lag Behind

Girls around the world generally outperform boys in science -- but not in the United States, where boys scored better than girls.

Source: New York Times, Girls Lead in Science Exam, but Not in the United States, February 2012.

Tags: women & girls, science

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