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Smithsonian i3 LASER Research Video

The Smithsonian Science Education Center recently completed a five-year validation study funded by the US Department of Education (U396B100097) to test its theory of action—which it calls LASER (Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform). Evidence from the study supports the efficacy claims of hands-on science learning in K–8.