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OPINION: How to get girls into science

Friday, May 31, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Karen Hartenstein
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It’s around preschool age that children’s concept of identity really starts to take shape. They begin to understand how certain behaviors correspond with personality traits — for both themselves and others. They begin to form ideas about what they can do and what they can’t, where they belong and where they don’t.

When preschool-age children are introduced to science — whether in the classroom, at a museum or even while watching PBS — it’s usually in very basic terms: “Scientists solve problems”; “scientists discover new things”; “scientists are explorers.”

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