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How can we make science, technology, engineering, and math education more fun for kids? Join our live Q&A on February 13th at 3PM Eastern

In "Save Our Science: How to Inspire a New Generation of Scientists," Yale professor Ainissa Ramirez makes an impassioned call for a recommitment to improve science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in our schools and throughout our society. She describes what habits we need to change to make STEM fun again, as well as a plan for how to increase every child’s participation in these disciplines.

Ramirez notes that the artist Pablo Picasso once said that all children are born artists and that the trick is to stay that way as an adult. She believes that all children have an inner scientist within them, and we need to get them in touch with their inner scientist again.

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  • Feb 13 2013: By creating more videos on the real time applications of Math, Science and Engineering. http://k12videos.mit.edu/ is one site where students of MIT have come together to create videos that gives real time understanding of the concepts they learn in their school. Khan academy is another such example where there are videos that help to create projects based on the theoritical understanding. I believe hands on is must for every learner to feel what it takes to apply those concepts so that he or she knows that they love the subject completely. The most they start loving the outcome of the concepts they apply. Wonders happen like the flying cars, solar energy and so on
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      Feb 13 2013: I think videos are an untapped resource for teaching. I have created a few at www.materialmarvels.com. Khan academy focuses on skill, but my impression is that video can make science more hands-on, when hands-on things are not available. Good point!

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