How teachers cultivate young scientists

SSP Fellows share tips on how to introduce research into the classroom

By Erin Wayman, 11:51 AM October 4, 2012

High school biology teacher Randa Flinn sent four students to the Florida state science fair this year, the most representatives of any public school in her district. One of those students, a junior, returned home with a blue ribbon for her investigation of the vulnerability of nematodes to a bacterial parasite. A year earlier, six of Flinn’s students placed at a regional science fair — the first time in more than a quarter century that a student from her school, Northeast High School in O...

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