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8+1 Science Video


8+1 Science proposes a new way of thinking about science education. Michigan State University professor William Schmidt and a national group of scientists and educators say we need a radical overhaul of how science is taught -- one that moves away from memorizing scientific facts and instead focuses on helping students understand eight fundamental science concepts that help explain everything that happens in nature. The "plus one" represents the importance of inquiry, the practice of asking why things happen around us -- and a fundamental part of science.

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