From the Editor's Desk I wonder issue 3

Propelled by science, humanity is at the cusp of becoming a spacefaring civilisation, with ‘eyes’ firmly set on distant stars and feet taking the first baby steps towards other planets in the Solar system. At this juncture, it is important to remember that science education can no longer be limited to telling students a plethora of facts, as if they are a given. Rather, the role of science education, as emphasized in the article Why Science Matters, is to enable children understand and appreciate the scientific process that has led to the most plausible hypotheses being proven with hard data and then being presented as theories. It is also about encouraging children to make use of this process, not only in scientific quests, but also in their day-to-day life. Effective science teachers can convey the beauty of this process and share the wonder it brings with their students. Because, often, each of these ‘facts’ is the culmination and coming together of work done by many scientists, spanning decades, and at times, even centuries. Frequently, they have benefited from the work of many other scientists – some of whom have come up against blank walls in an attempt to prove their hypotheses. What’s more - many of these scientists have worked in seemingly unrelated.

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