By TERYL ZARNOW
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
When educators bemoan the fact that American students don’t score well in science compared with students in other industrial nations, they’re worried about our ability to innovate.
Science, technology, engineering and math are about problem solving, and America wants to be in the solutions business.
One problem is that not enough kids get interested.
Why should they? A UC Berkeley study last year found that in about 90 percent of California elementary schools students learn science without regularly performing hands-on experiments.
This past week, about 20 Orange County high school students (and recent grads) studied science on a Saturday – where the application turns in the wind.
They competed in a science bowl held at Modular Wind Energy in Huntington Beach…