Option 1: Read What We Learn From 50 Years of Kids Drawing Scientists (Links to an external site.) and Understanding Why Girls Underperform at Science (Links to an external site.).
When you picture a scientist, what does that person look like?
When you were a child, how did you picture scientists?
What role does gender stereotyping play in the tendency for girls to grow up to be scientists?
How does this vary around the world?
What kind of cultural messages do we send to children by the way different professions are portrayed in the media, books, movies, and television?
How can we help all children overcome stereotypes that may influence their educational performance?