How can we inspire kids to take on the grand scientific and engineering challenges of the 21st century? The Boston Museum of Science has published an article adapted from a talk I give on the subject. I write about how we need to find challenges that sound both hopeful and inspiring and that have analogs - activities, design challenges, and experiments - that kids can work on relatively early in their education.
Take a look at the article, and don't forget to visit two other sites. The Museum of Science hosts the National Center on Technology Literacy, which introduces kids to engineering, and the Scarletta Press site will tell you more about Lost in Lexicon and the other thoughtful and high-quality books Scarletta is bringing to the public.