Science and Engineering for Grades 6-12: Investigation and Design at the Center – New Report Nov. 13

The majority of Americans learn most of what they know about science and engineering as middle and high school students. Education research shows that one effective way to help students learn is to engage them in science investigation and engineering design: approaches in which students ask questions, collect and analyze data, and evaluate evidence in order to better understand the natural and built world around them.

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine reviews research on science investigations and engineering design and provides guidance to teachers, administrators, and creators of instructional materials for implementing a system that supports this approach to science teaching and learning.

DETAILS:
Advance copies of Science and Engineering for Grades 6-12: Investigation and Design at the Center will be available to reporters only beginning at noon EDT Monday, Nov. 12. The report is embargoed and not for public release before 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Nov. 13. To obtain a copy of the report, reporters should contact the Office of News and Public Information at tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu.