Finding a better way to teach science

Why is science so hard? An ASU researcher tackles a difficult problem. April 8, 2016 ASU professor honored for research into how students learn Why is learning science so hard? American students struggle with learning science. The Nation’s Report Card, the gold standard for nationwide benchmark testing, found that of 122,000 eighth-graders tested in 2011, only a third were proficient or better in science. American eighth-graders’ science scores ranked 27th out of 64 countries in the Program for International Student Assessment in 2012. A professor at Arizona State University is researching how students learn science, and her work could pave the way for better teaching methods. The science investigation is among the most recent research by Michelene Chi, the Dorothy Bray Endowed Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.…

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