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Addressing Science Teacher Needs

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Science  26 Mar 2010:
Vol. 327, Issue 5973, pp. 1589-1590
DOI: 10.1126/science.1182432

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Given the pace at which the scientific landscape changes, even practicing scientists can find it difficult to keep up with advances outside their fields of specialization. Imagine the daily challenge faced by classroom science teachers, who are trying to remain current with a broad range of scientific content and to incorporate the new information into existing curricula. This integration requires a depth and breadth of science knowledge not provided by the professional development available to most elementary, and even some secondary, school teachers.