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March 24, 2011

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Nancy

"What would it take to reestablish and sustain the broad base of youthful and adult interest such as Watson Davis strove to achieve? "

Committed and creative teachers, along with parents who support their lessons at home. Teachers need to grab their students attention with real life experiments and science that has real world application.

For example, wouldn't it be interesting to have students reverse engineer "Angry Birds" to discover the physics of leverage and momentum driving the game...

Or, review the science of predicting danger from radiation (why do the experts in the US disagree from those in Japan?)

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