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Briefing Date:08/04/2005
Topic:America’s Lab Report: Investigations in High School Science

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Center for Education
Board on Science Education
Committee on High School Science Laboratories: Role and Vision

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Congressional Briefings
Thursday, August 4, 2005
1714 Longworth House Office Bldg. -- 10:00 a.m.


and


Friday, August 5, 2005
2320 Rayburn House Office Bldg. -- 11:00 a.m.
and
531 Hart Senate Office Bldg. -- 1:00 p.m.

and

Tuesday, August 16, 2005
240 Cannon House Office Bldg. -- 10:00 a.m.

on

America’s Lab Report: Investigations in High School Science

This new report assesses the status of high school science labs in their current form and examines how laboratory investigations, organized as "integrated instructional units,” can boost scientific literacy by applying four key principles of effective instruction:

The shift would make lab activities more likely to help students reach important goals of science education, including cultivating an interest in science, developing scientific reasoning skills, and mastering science subjects.

These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on Monday, August 8, 2005 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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