Colby-Sawyer Article, “Experiencing Science: Students Conduct Important Research with Real-World Impact”

Experiencing Science: Students Conduct Important Research with Real-World Impact

by Jaclyn Goddette ’16, College Communications

“Imagine if schools taught baseball the way they taught science,” goes a popular saying. If it were so, students would spend 12 years reading about the game, with a few opportunities as high schoolers to reproduce famous plays. Only as graduates would they have a chance to get out on the field and learn what it means to play the game. Of course, the analogy is a critique of how many schools at all levels teach: out of a book and in a classroom instead of engaged in the scientific process.

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