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Let’s bust some myths about Girls in STEM. The GiST provides resources to inspire and inform girls, schools and families in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Explore activities, resources, case studies, lessons, study pathways and careers.

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Students

Do you like solving problems? Are you creative? Do you want to make the world a better place? Find out how STEM can take you there.

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Schools

Girls are under-represented in STEM pathways and careers. Teachers and school leaders can inspire and encourage girls to feel confident and enthusiastic about STEM, and to take advantage of the increasing number of STEM-related jobs and STEM-literate individuals in the workforce.

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Families

The involvement of family, especially parents, in STEM learning experiences is invaluable in providing support for girls engaging in STEM experiences. However, the role of parents in influencing subject and career choices are often overlooked.

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Five women in STEM share their love for science and maths

What do you love about science? Why do you think science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills are important? Five inspiring women in STEM, who were recipients of last year’s Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science, share their thoughts and answers to these questions.

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Leading the way in STEM

  • Four Beekeepers looking at bees from a hive

    Bee habitat lesson (5 - 6)

    Students are introduced to the diversity of Australia’s native bees and explore bee habitats at school.

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  • Meet young women in STEM

    "You can do anything but you don’t have to do everything – so do what excites you."

    Read Alana's story
  • Young girl wearing protective glasses in classroom holding a biology model

    DIY home activities

    There are plenty of fun DIY activities that can be done from home to encourage girls to become more interested in STEM.

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