Science is dead!
I have a son in the second form at a local state secondary school. He recently handed in a science assessment. He had to complete three individual tasks from a choice of nine. The nine included the following:
Thirty percent of the assessment was to be given over to creativity.
- Write some song lyrics using appropriate scientific language to describe how the heart functions. [How about According to My Heart?]
- You are a steak sandwich. Write a first person story to describe what happens to you as you are eaten and go through the digestive process. [Alimentary my dear Watson]
- Write some song lyrics using appropriate scientific language to describe what happens during digestion.
- Create a Powerpoint™ presentation on the human circulatory or digestive system. Your Powerpoint™ must include detailed text on the biological system and images. [and lots of swish transitions and colourful fonts]
From the teacher (probably seriously paraphrased): "There wasn't enough scientific fact in the material handed in. It was too creative". Duh!