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ERIC Number: EJ925535
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr-6
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Science Learning outside the Classroom
Robelen, Erik W.; Sparks, Sarah D.; Cavanagh, Sean; Ash, Katie; Deily, Mary-Ellen Phelps; Adams, Caralee
Education Week, v30 n27 suppl pS1-S16 Apr 2011
As concern mounts that U.S. students lack sufficient understanding of science and related fields, it has become increasingly clear that schools can't tackle the challenge alone. This special report explores the field often called "informal science education," which is gaining broader recognition for its role in helping young people acquire scientific knowledge and skills. Opportunities abound outside the classroom to learn about science, and to inspire a passion for it. Zoos and science museums, robotics clubs, science competitions, and online games are just a few of the options to engage American youths. In this special report, the authors examine what informal science education looks like in practice, and what one knows about its impact, its potential, and the challenges it faces.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States