"In fact, there is nothing in science that isn't worth being excited about," author Bill Bryson says in the New Scientist in an interview about a new book he edited. The book, Seeing Further, is a collection of science essays from a varied lot of contributors that include Margaret Atwood, Richard Dawkins, Martin Rees, and Steve Jones. Bryson, though, adds that much of the wonder of science isn't communicated to students in science classrooms. He says that he would be lost as his teachers wrote equation after equation on the blackboard.
At Culturing Science, blogger Hannah adds the main challenge to capturing students' interest is the skill set needed to talk about science. "Science needs to be presented as another language used to put order to our world — just like literature or art," she writes.