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06/01/2016 05:09 pm ET

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Reveals How Schools Can Improve Their Science Teaching

"At no time are you actually trained how to think, how to analyze."

If anyone knows how to make science more fun and engaging, it's astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. 

In a recent conversation with The Huffington Post's Impact & Innovation managing editor, David Freeman, Tyson addressed a question about how science courses in U.S. schools are lacking. The education system, he said, is too focused on getting students to memorize information they'll likely forget instead of teaching them analytical skills. 

"We think of education all too often as, a student walks into a classroom with an empty mind and then you pour stuff into the head, and now they're educated," he said. "And at no time are you actually trained how to think, how to analyze, how to process information, how to judge information."

Listen to Tyson's ideas for effective science education in the video above.

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