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Science  16 Jul 2010:
Vol. 329, Issue 5989, pp. 270
DOI: 10.1126/science.329.5989.270-c

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The idea that teachers are an essential component in learning about science might seem obvious to educators and scientists. But when science is absent from the curriculum, teachers don't have much of a chance to shine. National Lab Day, created by neuroscientist-turned-Internet-entrepreneur Jack Hidary, is designed to inject more science into the classroom, using outside scientists as a vehicle.