I believe Common Core goals are useful for teachers because they help define what students should be able to do at different stages in school. But the Common Core does not detail what students should actually know about content and concepts or how they should be taught.
That morning I was taking the experiment to be approved by my teacher. My friends and I were outside, and they wanted to see how it worked. It did not react the way I expected it to. The lid popped off and smoke came out. If I could go back in time, I definitely wouldn't have done it.
We need to celebrate our scientific high achievers. Regional and national science fairs should be broadcasted, publicized, and covered in the media. And we need to find and commend role models in science, engineering, and math, whom young Americans can aspire to be like.
The White House Science Fair launches a week of activities that concludes with the USA Science and Engineering Festival Expo on the National Mall this weekend, all of which are part of the Educate to Innovate campaign.