Science curriculum is the portal through which everyone achieves the basic science literacy required for life in our increasingly technological world. Curriculum, often defined as a course of study or set of courses, is the result of a design process that includes all of the methods, materials, and media used to transmute raw scientific knowledge, the content, into a set of learning experiences. As cognitive psychologists and neuroscientists have shown, learning is a change that occurs when people experience events that forge new neural pathways and change the structure of their brains in ways that enable them to accomplish tasks they were previously incapable of performing. Learning literally changes the physical structure of students' brains.

One of the most important breakthroughs in learning has been the ...

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