EAST LANSING (AP) – Michigan State University and researchers in Finland are joining forces to try to make science more exciting in high school.

MSU says there’s a lot to learn from Finland where students are known to crush international tests. The National Science Foundation has approved a $3.6 million grant for the project.

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Over five years, science education researchers will work with teachers in the U.S. and Finland to design a curriculum in physics and chemistry. The lessons will allow researchers to study the impact of new teaching strategies.

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Professor Barbara Schneider says not everyone will be a scientist but students need scientific knowledge.

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