Informal Experiences Can Go a Long Way in Teaching Science
NRC Study Points to Benefits From TV and Games
Young people today are exposed to science in ways that were hardly imagined a generation ago.
From their home computers, students can simulate journeys through the human bloodstream and combat diseases that threaten to cover on-screen graphics with “rashes” and interrupt their electronic messages with “sneezes.”
On TV, students see detailed breakdowns of forensics and ballistics on shows like “CSI” and numerous spinoffs, which portray police work as both...
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