Science learning target of study

Their studies, which wrapped up at the end of March, are part of a pilot program led by Texas Tech bat researcher Tigga Kingston, who casts the program as a way to revive science in U.S. schools and hopes to obtain funding to try it on a larger scale.

Studies show American students' performance in science is slipping behind that of their peers in other countries, and Kingston and her colleagues have chosen a critical age group to focus on.

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