This definitely fit me when I was in school – loved learning science from my dad (oceanographer) but had a rough time at school. Thanks Pedro!
It turns out liking science isn’t the same as liking science class.
New reports from sources that advocate for STEM education, found that while teenagers are interested in subjects like physics, biology, and engineering, they tend not to enjoy their in-school classes – based on an online survey of more than 1,500 teens from around the country.
This discrepancy means there’s room both in and out of school to dramatically improve STEM education offerings for teens, mostly by making them more hands-on and engaging.
Some 81 percent of teens said that they were interested in science. Seventy-three percent were interested in biology in particular. But only 37 percent of students said they enjoy their science class, and even fewer — 33 percent — liked biology class. That’s less than the 48 percent who said they enjoyed non-science classes.
The sample was balanced by region and ethnicity. Differences in outcomes by race, ethnicity…
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