I never wanted to go into a science field before high school. I had my life planned out, I was going to go to college, major in psychology, and go to law school and become a big business lawyer. I never really had an interest in science classes.
The 20th Century model of education reflected the industrial age. Students learned the only way they knew how: sitting in organized rows of desks in a classroom with a teacher and a chalk board. Back then it seemed that without the classroom, there could be no learning. As the industrial age gives way to an increasingly global one, schools are faced with the exciting task of reaching for and seeking out authentic learning experiences in the surrounding community. The physical confines of a school building can be limiting. A successful school in the new century is a school without walls.