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Women in Science

Student Handout | Assessment Criteria

Activities 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Student Handout

Part 1

Complete the following chart:

Qualities needed to be a good scientist Education required to become a scientist Barriers faced by women in becoming scientists Notable women scientists and their accomplishments

Part 2

Brainstorm methods to attract more women to the sciences and to overcome any hurdles that might exist.

From this, develop an action plan for the government to follow. You can use some of the sources below to guide your work.

Possible Sources:

Library and Archives Canada: Celebrating Women's Achievements
Canada Career Consortium: Career Directions
University of Alabama: 4000 Years of Women in Science
San Diego Supercomputer Center: Women in Science
UNESCO: Femmes, science et technologie
URL: meetings/afr_ouagadougou_99_report.htm
Status of Women Canada (SWC)
SWC: Setting the Stage for the Next Century: The Federal Plan for Gender Equality

Student Handout | Assessment Criteria

Activities 1| 2 |3 | 4