As my husband was making coffee in the kitchen one morning, Congo our 7 year old golden capped conure, decided he wanted to take his bath in the kitchen sink. After he takes his bath, he likes everyone to say "pretty boy" and then he will repeat it.
This sounds like a wistful lunchtime daydream of a devoted science educator! Science used to be cool. It just so happened that the focus of their enthusiasm, the trendy thing to do, was… science. If we want science to be better assimilated into our culture, it makes sense to target young people.
We often think about this in terms of improving our education system, but I maintain that we also really need to think outside the formal-education box. We need a modern day radio.
Currently the only popular hobbies I can think of that meet requirements 1 — 3 fail on requirement 4 dangerous, at least from a legal perspective. One involves horticultureillegaland the other involves basement chemistryillegal and dangerous.
The source of these quotes is the very first article in the very first issue of the Journal of Chemical Education January This article has some other quotes that, though not really relevant to the topic of this post, are also delightful: He will often meet with men who know as much as he does about his science and yet have no title in front of their names nor degrees trailing after them.In stark contrast to the Bieber-obsessed Wii-playing youth of today (and I mean that in the nicest way possible), here is a direct quote from an article written in the ’s: “More and more the students are learning science out of school now we have kids talking about electron streams and metric wave lengths as they skate along the streets.”.
“It is not living that matters, but living rightly.” ~ Socrates. When we live lives disconnected from those things that truly matter, sidetracked by the unimportant, lost in the frivolous, distracted by the superficial, our lives start to ring hollow, empty and vacant.
Jun 12, · Caitlin said I am sure that you are going to get a hundred of these comments but: I do the exact same thing. I psych myself up to my great adventure in adulthood and then a week or so later realize that I did not wash dishes every day that week, no, but I watched Doctor Who and read a load of blogs with pictures of kittens.
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