The last century has witnessed perhaps the greatest technological leap forward in the history of the human species. It's difficult to imagine a world without cell phones, computers, televisions, and even the very basics of home electricity. But such was the plight of mankind, more recently than many of us realize. We often take for granted the devices and services that make life today so easy and accessible. Without science, none of these things would be at our disposal. Conveying this message to students in a classroom is an arduous task, but a rewarding one that must be completed.
Imagine if Nichola Tesla had never been taught science. Perhaps he would have been a great attourney or a successful businessman. He certainly, however, would not have helped mankind harness the power of alternating current in profound ways that are still very much in use in the modern world. Generally speaking, the foundation for any scientific breakthrough is education. Without adequate education in science, the next generation of great inventors will be stifled.
To accomplish the goal of a high standard in science education, we must first educate our teachers. We must ensure that they have an educational background that is diverse and thourough. This allows them to facilitate the learning of gifted students, and direct them towards great accomplishments. Science, like mathematics, literature, and history has had a profound impact on the human condition, and as such, deserves our interest, and our effort. We must encourage our children to take part in the advancement of humanity and the expansion of their own indiviual knowledge. To do so ,future teachers like ourselves, need to be aware of the posibilities that a child could benefit from a science course during his or her elementary school years. It could very well be the beggining of a promissing future for many children in our classrooms. As teachers, we also need to be willing to play the role of a facilitator to encourage learning for our students and be able to provide a safe learning environment.