[caption id="attachment_123256" align="alignleft" width="150"] The new standards aim to prepare students to be better decision-makers about scientific and technical issues and to apply science to their daily lives.[/caption]

Science teaching in at least some of the nation’s classrooms is about to undergo significant changes as states adopt a new set of K-12 science standards.

The voluntary, rigorous, and internationally benchmarked standards are designed to get students thinking like scientists, and they place new emphasis on engineering at the elementary level. That will mark a big shift for teachers who’ve never taught engineering...

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