According to outstanding high school students and their parents, outstanding science students most frequently become initially interested in science during the 6 to 9th grades. Parents of these students indicated that teachers are most influential in maintaining interest in science once science interest has begun.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Miller, Phillip E.
"Factors Promoting Scientific Interest or Inquiry From Birth to Age 17,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 71(1), 437-441.
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