Science anxiety is a new name for a phenomenon that all science teachers, regardless of experience, are familiar with. Science anxiety is a fear that many bright and capable students have of scientific studies. This fear carries with it a conviction that they cannot, regardless of effort, understand science. Science anxiety is a very effective sieve that keeps many talented people from careers in science. Those science anxious students who enter teaching act as carriers of the anxiety, thereby infecting their students. Finally, science anxious students become members of our community and contribute to the growing climate of antiscience attitudes permeating our society today.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
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"Science Anxiety: How Can We Reduce It?,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 18
, Article 16.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol18/iss1/16