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Foster Your Child's Love for Science and Stem the Tide of Job Shortages

Middle school is a make-or-break time for budding scientists. The subject matter gets more difficult, test anxiety often occurs and other interests emerge. That lagging interest in STEM - science, technology, engineering and mathematics - is contributing to an ongoing U.S. shortage of highly-skilled workers that may reach 3 million by 2018. A shortage of STEM-savvy workers will slow innovation across all industries.

If your child has a passion for science, encourage their curiosity. Here are some ideas from 3M science experts on how to further foster a love of science.

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