The 95 Percent Solution

This article challenges the assumption that people mostly engage in science learning in the classroom. Given that people in the U.S. spend only five percent of their time in the classroom, the authors assert the importance of out-of-school experience in engaging people in science learning.

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John H. Falk, Lynn D. Dierking Cheryl Juarez
Date Tags
January 01, 2010 Informal Learning-Education, STEM, Identity, Research-Report
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Science Central's Ms. Tech Camp

With support from a Girls RISEnet Minigrant, Science Central, a hands-on science center in northeast Indiana, partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne and the Fort Wayne Urban League, as well as the general public, to host our first ...Read More

Privacy Policy | The Girls RISE (Raising Interest in Science and Engineering) National Museum Network is funded by Grant No. HRD-0937245 from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Human Resource Development, Research on Gender in Science and Engineering Extension Services (GSE/EXT) Program. Project collaborators include the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and SECME, Inc. The project seeks to increase the capacity of science centers and museums to interest girls from underrepresented populations in the engineering sciences