Where Did The Curiosity Go?
Ghostwritten by Geni McCallum.
“When does the wonder of exploring the natural world get replaced with textbooks and rote memorisation? When did society give up on making science fun, exciting and something to explore? The numbers show young adults are dropping science topics as soon as they have the choice – typically around age 14.
The Big Science Day on Saturday in Christchurch is part of an effort to reverse this trend and reinvigorate the next generation of scientists. The irony is that science has become more popular in the media in recent years, but we’ve yet to see this shift translate to a major turn-on to science in our nation’s secondary schools.”