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Year: 1996 – Province: Alberta

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Samia Khan

Samia Khan of Steele Heights School in Edmonton, Alberta, has changed the focus of her science classes from the textbook to the real world of science. Her students take part in hands-on activities in fields such as forensic sciences, rocketry, play ground design and research laboratory work. She also spends a lot of time discussing with her students what occupations in the sciences are like, and the reasons why they might pursue a science career. Two of the many benefits of this approach are that he r students have a positive role model and they can see how a woman can plan for a career in the sciences.

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