Educational Resources

The Women in STEM stories and posters can be used to explore equity, diversity, and inclusivity (EDI) with your students. Possible curriculum connections and learning outcomes are listed and each resource includes suggestions for adapting to grades 4 to 6, grades 6 to 8 as well as grades 9 and up.

We recommend you begin with the overview resource. Each unit can be downloaded and used in any order. It is important to remember in such discussions that all students may start with a different understanding of social issues. While all students may have unique experiences and perspectives because of their own social identities, it is essential to conduct discussions with mutual respect, compassion, and dignity for all.

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Overview Resource: Discussing Diversity, Equity, and inclusion (EDI) in STEM
This overview document helps you explore how you can use discussion as a teaching tool, the kinds of discussion-based approaches, some considerations for using discussion as well as a glossary with useful terminology.

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Unit 1: Too Few Women in STEM
The problem we face is that girls and women are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and these fields need the best minds to solve future challenges, regardless of gender or sex.

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Unit 2: Now and Then
In the past several decades, what evidence shows that gender equity in STEM has increased vs. decreased?

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Unit 3: Intersection of Women + Science
How does occupying different social identities impact the experiences and representation of women in STEM?

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Unit 4: Strength in Our Differences
How do you imagine diversity impacting the scientific process?