Why STEM?

In the 21st Century, a basic understanding of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is part of being an informed and engaged citizen. Research shows that when families, schools, and communities work together to support learning, then students perform better academically and stay in school longer. The National Research Council (2009) concluded that learning experiences across informal environments (such as public libraries) positively influence science learning in school, attitudes toward science, and pursuit of science-related occupations.

How much do you know about science?

Before you read the report below, test your science knowledge by taking the interactive quiz. The short quiz tests your knowledge of questions recently asked in a national poll. After completing the quiz, you can compare your score with the general public and with people like yourself.

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