I was saddened by the student attitudes in an article I read in the Denver Post last Thursday:
Members of the Cresthill team were genuinely enthusiastic when explaining their results and conclusions, but none of them wanted to become scientists, either.
"It took too much attention to detail, and I had trouble staying on task," said Chelsea Rames, 13.
"I don't have that much patience," said Andrew Heaton, 13.
Susan Schmelzer, teen education coordinator at the zoo, was clearly frustrated with those responses.
"That's our society," she said, throwing up her hands. "We need to celebrate science more than we celebrate sports. Science should be on the front page. ... It matters because these are the kids that are going to be taking care of the planet."
Like the zoo coordinator, I too was frustrated by these kids. It took too much attention to detail! I had trouble staying on task! I don't have that much patience!
Good lawd, I wonder what's going to happen when they go to college (as if!), get a job or have kids. No wonder our society is falling behind in the sciences. No one wants to work hard or develop an attention span that lasts longer than a commercial break. LAZY attitudes equals LOUSY society.