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Science Literacy

Searching for the Right Formula

10:41 AM MDT | September 15, 2008 | Esther D’Amico

None of the 12 students from across the U.S. who took part in this year’s You Be the Chemist Challenge is afraid of tackling science. Just to sit on stage at the challenge, a national chemistry Q&A competition held in Philadelphia, meant that they had already beat out thousands of other 7th and 8th graders who participated in regional and/or state-level competitions during the school year. However, the high science literacy level of the 12, ranging in ages from 12-14, is not typical of that of their peers in the U.S., U.K., and in several other...

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Comments (1) for Science Literacy
great job, Esther; you've captured both the challenges and the efforts of science/mathematics education, which is so critical to the economic success of the US workforce.
Posted by Laura Tew on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 @ 09:44 AM

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