Science capital

Cartoon to illustrate concept of science capital
Science Capital hold-all [image credit: Enterprising Science]

What is science capital?

You can imagine your science capital as a bag that you bring along with you in life. Into your science capital bag goes what you know about science, what you think about science, what you do with science and who you know in science.

Science capital can be thought of being made up of different dimensions (see below). Through participation with “Antibiotics under our feet”, we aim to support teachers in raising some of these eight dimensions in their pupils’ science capital.

Graphic listing the names of the 8 dimensions of science capital

Have a look at our teacher guide to getting started with science capital written specifically for our project.

Raising science capital resource is available for free download