April 20, 2017

High-School Students Should Study Earth Science. Here's Why.

Earth Day 2017

Ever wonder why some subjects are taught in high school while others are not, or why students spend so much time memorizing facts? According to geophysicist Michael Wysession, science curricula in the US are based on standards that are more than 120 years old, and being stuck in the past has had serious consequences. This Earth Day, learn why Wysession believes in a new approach to science education.

This episode was first released in 2015 as part of our Into the Earth series.