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Clarkson Makes Science Come Alive in Area Schools

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In the 1990s a National Science Foundation study found that U.S. middle schoolers lag behind their peers in other countries in science and math preparation. The findings provoked national concern that U.S. students will be ill prepared to compete in the high-tech global economy. Many educators believe the problem is that students need to be more involved in real scientific inquiry, solving dilemmas they find in the world around them. David Sommerstein reports on two Clarkson University programs in local schools that are giving kids hands-on experience in the world of science.

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