IslandWood http://kplu.org en Migrant students learn science in the farm fields and the classroom http://kplu.org/post/migrant-students-learn-science-farm-fields-and-classroom <p>At the core of Washington&rsquo;s agriculture industry is science &ndash; you can&rsquo;t grow a potato or cherry without knowing about soil chemistry, hydrology and photosynthesis. But the people who get their hands dirty in the business of growing and picking don&rsquo;t always think of it that way.</p><p>In fact, the children of that workforce tend to <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/99624191/Needs-Assessment-for-Voices-From-the-Field">struggle in math and science</a>. Just one in four children of migrant workers meets state science standards in eighth grade, far below the population as a whole. The gap in math is nearly as wide.</p><p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 15:40:05 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 5548 at http://kplu.org Migrant students learn science in the farm fields and the classroom