I spent an afternoon at the Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco, California. Everywhere I looked, kids and adults were playing with things, experimenting, trying one idea or another. I watched a guy spin a small ball on a rotating table and a 3-year-old play with a pendulum. What they weren’t doing, though, was reading – at least, not much.
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Satellite images of the Southeastern Louisiana coast are mostly dark with green capillaries blossoming into lace strands that branch again and again into the surrounding blackness. The satellite images hint at the history of the land, its slow sinking.
One of my favorite bumper-stickers reads, don’t believe everything you think. Science is built on applying this sentiment. Doing science requires not quite believing things until you test them - over and over again.
We hope the new name for our science education group hints at our goals. We want to spark interest in science, ignite careers in research and careers that solve real-world problems using research results. And we hope to launch collaborative relationships between communities and scientists.