News Release 06-136
Taking Science to School
New report suggests major changes to boost K-8 science achievement
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A recent report from the National Research Councils says the commonly held view that young children are simplistic thinkers is outmoded. Instead, studies show that children think in surprisingly sophisticated ways. All children, the report says, have basic reasoning skills, personal knowledge of the natural world and curiosity that teachers can build on to achieve proficiency in science.
Credit: Barry Meyers