Thursday, October 8, 2009

Making Science Exciting for Middle Schoolers

T-ball on the White House lawn was a great innovation by the last administration. But how about inviting 150 middle-schoolers for an astronomy demonstration, hosted by Buzz Aldrin, Sally Ride and other astrophysics luminaries? The students got a chance to peer through telescopes, touch a moon rock, and meet actual astronauts and amateur and professional astronomers. Instead of fearing or censoring science, we are now embracing science, while at the same time promoting education and American competitiveness.

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