Teacher guide Unconsious bias: You can be a scientist: STEM careers

TLF ID M019899

This is a unit of work about the work of scientists and science careers; particularly what common stereotypes, prejudices and perceptions exist regarding who can or should become scientists. The resource includes: An introduction with teacher notes, student tasks, embedded videos and links to additional resources. Specific topics explored include stereotypes; scientists at work; and participation of girls and women in STEM. The resource is a career resource written for both classroom teachers and career counsellors.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a highly useful resource for the year 7 and 8 Science curriculum. It is particularly useful for the content descriptions referring to the way people use understanding and skills from across the disciplines of science in their occupations. Task 1 is particularly relevant to this as it includes four videos of interviews with scientists discussing their work, with associated student tasks.
  • The resource is also very useful for the year 7 and 8 Science curriculum, particularly the content description relating to the nature of scientific knowledge changing as new evidence becomes available. Task 2 is particularly useful for this as it explores the differences between a scientific discovery versus and invention, and formulating if ... then ... hypotheses.
  • The resource is also very useful for the year 9 Science curriculum particularly the content description relating to the way the values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of scientific research. Task 5 is relevant to this as it explores why few people, especially women, are taking up STEM Career pathways.
  • This is a very valuable source of information for the year 9 and 10 Work Studies curriculum particularly for the sub-strand career development and life design.
Year level

7; 8; 9; 10

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