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By Ann House Ann House at 10:12 AM PST, Mon Dec 15, 2014

How can students keep learning science when the school day ends? The informal environments of after-school programs are a natural fit for hands-on science and developing inquiry skills—such as posing questions, designing scientific investigations, and creating explanations based on observations. After-school programs have the potential to boost students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

To understand the support networks underlying current after-school science offerings, SRI conducted a five-year study funded...

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