Physics -- Girls Speak Out
Lesson Objective: Girls explain what turns them off about taking physics and high level math
Grades 9-12 / Science / Class Culture

Thought starters

  1. What would make girls reluctant to take higher level math and science classes?
  2. What would make higher level math and science courses more accessible to girls?
  3. What strategies do these teachers use to make physics more inclusive for girls?
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  • Summary

    Three young women go back to school to find out what turns girls away from physics, asking what can be

    Summary

    Three young women go back to school to find out what turns girls away from physics, asking what can be done to improve the situation.
    By the time they reach A Level, over three times as many boys as girls are taking physics, resulting in under-representation for women in occupations involving science, math and engineering.
    Particle physics PhD student Rosie Walton, magazine feature editor Laura Kennedy, and engineer Michelle Dowling observe two Year 10 physics lessons at Haydon School in London.
    The three observers later discuss the lessons with pupils to find out their thoughts, and feed back their findings to the teachers.

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