Children say the darndest things -- even about science. But if you listen closely, sometimes their words are wise. That was certainly the case when I visited first- and second-graders at the Montessori Academy of Chicago. The school focuses on teaching a "cosmic education," which encourages students to be aware of how everything in the universe is connected.
"The Montessori environment is its own microcosm of learning and discovery where the children independently guide their love of science through the use of materials and their own research," Fosca White, the academy's head of school, told The Huffington Post. "Learning from the child’s eyes can and should be pure joy, and their natural intelligence is only stimulated by their love of learning."
As White's students gave me their take on wormholes, dinosaurs, and even the Higgs boson, I couldn't help but wonder how the world may differ if adults held on to that innate enthusiasm we have for science. What do you think? Check out the video above and leave your thoughts in the comment section below. Talk nerdy to me!
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