[MOSAIC] Question from future teacher-Ben

Bill Roberts krober15 at tampabay.rr.com
Tue Aug 7 20:47:14 EDT 2007


> What do you do to make kids interested in subjects they couldn't care less
> about? For example, how do you get a dinosaur lover to care about space?
>
> Ben


Easy.  Find the connections.  Dinosaurs died because of an asteroid from 
space.  How do we know meteors have hit the planet?  Show craters on the 
planet.  How is that important to us?  What would happen if an asteroid hit 
us today?  Dinosaurs ruled the Earth for over 200 million years; man has 
only been on the planet - at most - 3 billion and then only at about 2 or 3 
feet tall.  65 thousand years if you're talking about people who look like 
us.  Will we have 200 million years?

Bill 




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