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New School Science Standards Could Soon Go Before Utah Parents For Review

Utah’s science standards received their last major revision in 1994, with minor updates made in 2004, according to Ricky Scott, a science specialist with the Utah State Office of Education. The proposed standards introduce a greater focus on engineering to Utah’s science courses, Scott said, with the expectation that teachers will rely more heavily on student-designed projects and hands-on experimentation. The new standards also include content updates, Scott said, particularly related to modern technology like wireless Internet and cellular communication.