Study: Science lessons on drugs raise scores

09/28/2007 | Science Daily Magazine

Researchers increased 7,210 students' science scores by 16% by incorporating drug-related topics into high school biology and chemistry classes, according to a study published in today's issue of the research journal Science. "I call it 'stealth learning,'" said Duke University pharmacology professor Rochelle Schwartz-Bloom, who has become a science-education expert. "The students are having fun picking up facts about things they're interested in. But at the same time they're actually learning basic principles about science."

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