Why are Science textbooks so boring?
Posted February 1, 2009on:
‘ Been thinking about this alot.
Why are Science Textbooks so boring?
Surely it must be possible to write a book that illustrates
- The WONDER of Science
- The MYSTERY of Science
- The POWER of Science
- The POETRY of Science
- The BEAUTY of Science
So here’s my plan.
Next time a teacher wants to write a science textbook, he or she must go before an interview board and demonstrate that they have a PASSION for the subject.
The board is to be made up mostly – perhaps exclusively (okay, so I may not have put a lot of thought into this) of non-scientists. The board must contain the following; a poet, an artist and a writer; people who know how to express their emotions and who would be able to judge other peoples’ ability to do the same.
There must be at least one lay-person, and of course lots of children.
Throw in one Simon Cowell and let the games begin.
Conservatives say teaching sex education in the public schools will promote promiscuity. With our education system? If we promote promiscuity the same way we promote math or science, they’ve got nothing to worry about.