Science Education: A Global Problem

Classrooms need to improve science education. ‘With elementary schools concentrating on literacy and math, science often is short-changed. Perhaps that’s why only about half of Indiana’s seventh-graders are proficient in the subject. This isn’t nearly good enough if we want to compete with nations like China and India. What’s to be done about the lack of strong science education? Butler University’s Lisa Gross calls for more funding and classroom time. Elementary science teacher and Children’s Museum liaison Rick Crosslin advises that students should try science for themselves, teachers should be given more professional development and materials, and parents should initiate family investigations centered on science.’

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