Hands-on, real-world experiences and innovative teaching approaches would help teenagers become more involved in science learning, they say


A large majority of teenage students said they are interested in science, but most instructional approaches fail to bring the subject matter to life in an engaging way, according to a new survey.

Students on STEM: More Hands-on, Real-World Experiences", from the Amgen Foundation and Change the Equation (CTEq), was conducted to better understand what motivates U.S. high school students to study STEM.

Surveyed students said they want additional opportunities that will inspire them to explore careers in scientific fields, and teachers are...

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