I went back to school yesterday. And my teachers were fourth graders.
Fourth grade students at Hearst Elementary School in Washington, DC taught me and 200 other students about climate change, water quality and carbon footprints through the 4-H National Science Experiment. All across the country and world, hundreds of thousands of students were doing the same set of experiments today as part of 4-H National Youth Science Day. We saw how carbon dioxide builds up in the atmosphere and what its effects can be. Watching students make connections between their actions and the environment was really exciting for me, and with a sixth grader of my own, it was fun to experience science with these students and get a glimpse of how empowering science can be for these youngsters. Read more »