Where Science Meets Education

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     Third graders from Cornerstone Christian Academy (from left) Marenda Robinson, Kashae Livingston, Arianna Cox, and Milan Byrd, disect a sheep's brain during a science fair at the University of Pennsylvania. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

    Third graders from Cornerstone Christian Academy (from left) Marenda Robinson, Kashae Livingston, Arianna Cox, and Milan Byrd, disect a sheep's brain during a science fair at the University of Pennsylvania. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

    When you were a defiant teenager and didn’t want to study, your line was probably something like, “When will I ever need to know this?” Somehow that seemed especially true for the sciences — which is a tragedy. How can something as fascinating as science turn into something incredibly dull in an educational setting? 

    This episode of The Pulse is about making science education more exciting, using science to help people study better, getting scientists to be better communcators, and encouraging kids to follow their dreams despite the setbacks. 

    Be a good student and listen carefully. 

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