nancylebov (nancylebov) wrote,

Eight year olds do some real science, and get published in the Royal Society Journal

Their paper, based on fieldwork carried out in a local churchyard, describes how bumblebees can learn which flowers to forage from with more flexibility than anyone had thought.

I don't have time to do the article justice (I might later), but this is the most hopeful thing I've seen in a long time, and I recommend following the link and watching the i, scientist video.

Admittedly, there's a largish chance that it will be dropped because it weakens too many people's status, but even if it just catches on a little, children will learn early that their minds are worthwhile, and a lot more good science will get done.

And it's not just the project in itself, but that adults thought to set up the possibility.

Link thanks to Bruce Baugh

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