Informal Science Learning in Afterschool Settings: A Natural Fit?

January 1st, 2007 | RESEARCH

In this report, the authors review research of afterschool programs and discuss the effects of these programs on participating youth as a means to advance science learning and attitudes toward science. The report analyzes the qualities of programs that yield the best results in terms of comprehension and sustained science learning.



Team Members

Board on Science Education, Publisher
Sarah Schwartz, Author, Harvard University
, Author, Program in Education, Afterschool & Resiliency, Harvard University

Related URLs

Learning Science within Informal Environments


Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Education and learning science
Resource Type: Reference Materials | Report
Environment Type: Afterschool Programs | Public Programs