The concept of science capital gives us an insight into why and how some people participate in and engage with science related experiences and why some do not.
Science is about people.
From exhibitions on contemporary science to periodic table tea towels in the gift shop, museums and science centres are brimming with science content.
We have found that many people see that science is just a subject that is taught in school and don’t see that it has any relevance to them beyond the classroom – yet in one form or another, it is part of our daily lives.
The language we use around STEM, both verbal and visual, often reinforces the idea that it is for people who aren’t ‘like me’.