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Science Matters. Good science matters.

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And good science literally starts in your child’s elementary classroom.

The pipeline for our next generation of scientists, engineers, and technicians begins in the K–6 classroom. Quality elementary science lessons capture children’s attention when they are most open, most curious, and most naturally disposed to asking questions about the world around them.

Young children who receive a strong foundation in science during their elementary school years do better in science in later grades. Many students also make fundamental career decisions by the time they get to middle school, so engaging students in science at an early age provides them with more career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers.

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National Directory of STEM Learning Opportunities Now Available

Are you looking for an opportunity to promote and expand an after-school science or technology program?

NSTA partner The Coalition for Science After School has teamed up with Time Warner Cable to create a national directory of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning opportunities. This resource is designed to help parents and young people access science and technology learning opportunities in their communities and will be widely marketed to increase the visibility of STEM after school and informal learning opportunities. Visit the Coalition website to learn more about the directory and to enter information about your organization and its programs and events (where applicable). There is no cost to join or access the national directory. Questions about the directory, the Coalition, or informal STEM education should be directed to info@directory.scienceafterschool.org.

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