These charts show what girls REALLY think about science and technology

Teachers and parents in the UK have a five-year window to grow girls’ interest in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) before it starts to wane, according to Microsoft research that sheds light on the reasons behind the STEM gender gap for the first time.

The UK data formed part of a Europe-wide study into how girls feel about STEM and how teachers and parents affect their choices. Here are the results: