Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Creating Scientists

When I first started teaching, I didn't think I would be able to effectively teach science. I knew that science education is important, especially to our future. But my focus was on history.

Then I got thrown into a math/science position. And I feel in love with elementary science. Now I have decided it is (one of) my missions in education to help create scientist.

My job is to just help spark interest in a few students to one of the many sciences we cover all year long: physical science, geology, zoology, environmental science, conservation, alternative resources, etc.

This doesn't mean I love history any less. But future jobs are in science. For the United States to be a global power, we need new technology and research.

Unfortunately, some classrooms do not create scientist. But hopefully out of my classes every year, there can be a few who leave wanting to be a scientist.