Source: The National Academies Press, Science Teachers' Learning: Enhancing Opportunities, Creating Supportive Contexts, 2016. http://www.nap.edu/catalog/21836/science-teachers-learning-enhancing-opportunities-creating-supportive-contexts
Only 30 percent of elementary teachers feel well prepared to encourage girls to participate in science.
Novice teachers taught 23 percent of science classes at high-poverty schools, compared with 10 percent of science classes at low-poverty schools.
Only 39 percent of elementary school teachers feel very well prepared to teach science.
Girls around the world generally outperform boys in science -- but not in the United States, where boys scored better than girls.