One of the biggest challenges in education today is providing knowledge in consumable amounts. This is especially true given the advancement of science and technology over the years.
I was born at the dawn of the Space Age. When I began school in the Sixties, science was entering a period of transformational growth that has provided us with wonders that are so thoroughly a part of our culture that we now take them for granted!
And yet behind all the cell phones, microchips, and Lasik procedures is a mountain of knowledge that has been created in only the last 40 to 50 years! How do you help your children and grandchildren consume all this knowledge?
The answer, of course, is that you give it to them one bite at a time. But you had better make sure that, like breakfast cereal, the knowledge is tasty and fun, or they won't keep after it.