Science So Bright: The Science Explosion
by: MindShift :: MindShift.TV
Don’t just pass on the torch. Embrace it. Engage in the Science Explosion.
That’s right. Get proactive and get that flame burning high, letting it burst brightly, providing students with a chance to progress, get a job or go to graduate school or a doctoral program.
I mean what’s one heck of a better way to empower students in schools than by providing them the educational seedbeds that prepare them for the scientific puzzle of an ever-changing world?
Schools offer a wide variety of options for achieving proficiency in core subjects such as math, reading, English, science and communications. None of these subjects is better equipped to move out beyond the confines of rigid education than SCIENCE.
For one, SCIENCE:
Enables students to be exposed to scientific concepts in authentic ways. Demonstrates career-best methods and methods of inquiry, making it accessible and helpful to understand how they work in real world workplaces. Gives students additional context to scientific ideas, experience and theory by exposing them to a variety of aspects and applications in a practical, real-world context.
Why should you have this personal consultant to hone and track and maximize your science game?
What about parents?
Parents who are professionals that have worked or volunteer in the field can be a guide in a specific area of study. They might offer tips about how to best prepare for a job, or even instruct that the fundamentals are all there.
Consider that only 1 out of every 6 college students who qualify for college go to college. It’s the canary in the coal mine signal for STEM. Why? Because they’re showing they’re just not cut out for the higher level or an all-consuming learning process. So to please your student and earn their trust to push them into emerging, technologically-oriented fields of study, you need a proven expert in the field, looking for the skill set for growth.
What about your school?
How does your school prepare students for science? Is it baked into the syllabus? There’s a lot of promise in spring, summer, and fall opportunities to explore this frontier. Your school or local college has the opportunity to enhance its educational offerings, leveraging these opportunities to secure the most talented students.
The truth is you want to encourage our best students into STEM with Science-based assessments, lab experiences, and labs projects.
The Truth Is:
Put a sensor that sends a signal to a machine that extracts chemical clues to working organisms, because while you’re not inherently bad at math, you’re generally rusty at science.
Put a sensor that measures the exact moment your finger puts on a joint or bracelet before successfully pointing it out. My professor didn’t spend any time actually teaching me how to learn, because I’d already memorized the instructions of how to do it. The truth is the odds that you don’t have this skill very well are high.
Put a microphone in front of you that’s designed to provide a unique audio demo of what’s happening, showing exactly how you connect your thumb to the pen, for example. Know how to write using one hand, then your other hand, and so on. It all starts with figuring out what you can actually do with these few tiny components to magnify the creativity and possibilities of your thinking.
One day, someone may be teaching calculus, and you’re willing to even take the quiz.
Why not now?
These two Intro Science classes you’ve just learned about teach you the basics of how to study a problem by constructing a discovery lab, and then a laboratory.
Both of these classes, with prerequisites in Geometry and Technical Writing, have solid student success rates and excellent credentials, too. Both courses grow and enhance understanding of essential areas of science, applying the problem solving approach of real students to knowledge. Those theoretical concepts are available for us all to learn in this environment, bringing us closer to maturity and meaningful achievement.
No wonder our schools and colleges want our students with these skills – STEM is the way of the future. But to get those students you’ll need to commit to making that Science So Bright.
If you’d like to learn more about the amazing science that went into making these two classes possible, or about anything other than the world’s reaction to the Science So Bright program, please click here.