Astrobiologist aims to make science education more interactive
from Scientific American (blog)
I remember battling sleepiness as I slouched in a large lecture hall, squinting to make out the writing on the blackboard during my freshman introductory physics course in college. My difficulty staying alert in class was not the fault of the subject — I went on to major in physics — or even the teacher. Instead, I think it had to do with the passive format of the class and the "boring basics first" approach that introductory science courses often take.
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