February 11 is International Day of Women and Girls in Science. In this lesson, students read an article about some of the reasons why there are fewer girls and women interested in working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and what's happening to encourage equality in these fields. Students will have a chance to evaluate ways of doing this, as well as reading about alternative approaches. There are optional extension tasks at the end of the lesson.
- To practise speaking skills in a discussion about women in science
- To develop vocabulary related to science
- To practise reading skills
Teenagers and adults
CEF level B2 and above
90 minutes approximately
The lesson plan and student worksheet are available to download in PDF format below