11 September 2008

Bored with science

One of the reasons kids get bored by science is that too many teachers present it as a fusty collection of facts for memorization. This is precisely wrong. Science isn’t about facts. It’s about the quest for facts—the scientific method, the process by which we hash through confusing thickets of ignorance.

Clive Thompson

I think my teachers did a pretty good job here, but I think that more often we could have done the same experiments that shaped and supported theories.

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