Carl Sagan on K-12 Education
Our thesis with Node Chronicles is about trying to get teens interested in various facets of technology outside of school at younger ages.
There is a quote from Carl Sagan: “You go talk to kindergartners or first-grade kids, you find a class full of science enthusiasts. They ask deep questions. They ask, "What is a dream, why do we have toes, why is the moon round, what is the birthday of the world, why is grass green?" These are profound, important questions. They just bubble right out of them. You go talk to 12th graders and there's none of that. They've become incurious. Something terrible has happened between kindergarten and 12th grade.”
Our theory to try and solve for this is to make technology something feel like Harry Potter, Fortnite or Magic Cards, where learning happens implicitly. Think it can be done? It's been incredibly challenging and painful attempting this, but we believe we're seeing our first signs of success.