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Let's Have the Kids Judge

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

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Kids Judge! is a science fair that goes the other way: Researchers explain their work to fourth-grade students. Advocates say the approach, if done properly, can strengthen instruction and open the door to further collaborations between scientists and classroom teachers. But getting the academic community to embrace the concept on a national scale has been a hard sell.