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Science Capital

Our Endeavour challenges enable teachers and pupils to value, engage with and have a better understanding of science. 
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Endeavour offers quality resources and ideas to support pupils from all backgrounds to engage with science, develop their science capital and encourage them to see science as directly relevant to their lives.

What is Science Capital?

Science Capital is described as a ‘holdall’ or bag that contains all the science-related experience, knowledge, skills and attitudes a person acquires throughout their life. It includes:

  • What you know about science
  • How you think about science
  • What you do: science related experiences
  • Who you know: people involved in science

Everyone has different amounts of Science Capital. The more science-related experiences and information someone gains during their life, the more comfortable and confident they are in engaging with and participating in science.