Reflecting back on my own education, I realized that I was pretty much a passive consumer in school right up until grad school , or at least my undergrad research project. Before that, I never really took ownership of my own learning. At least in school – I actually applied a lot of what I learned outside of school, which implies that there was little opportunity or incentive to apply my knowledge during school hours.
Because of this, I have been wondering how one could make Science in K-12 education more like grad school – meaningful research that students take ownership of. Then I came across this: Eight-year-old children publish bee study in Royal Society journal
Brilliant. This is a truly inspiring example of what Science Education can be!