A New Documentary from CPTV about An Academy That Teaches Science by Focusing on Social Impact
Faculty at the Talcott Mountain Science Center and Academy don't think kids should learn science by sitting down with a textbook. They have seen first-hand how the learning process is accelerated by encouraging curiosity, questioning the status quo in scientific exploration, and striving to use scientific understanding to contribute value to society.
At Wonder's Peak is a new documentary that explores how teachers at the academy are coaching students through the discovery process, and inspiring them to apply their knowledge in breakthrough ways.
"The Documentary is very well done, insightful, and motivational! I'm going to watch it again with my daughter. Agreed, socially relevant, authentic investigations of problems/challenges/phenomena, where learning the science and engineering is "unpacked"! Kudos for Talcott Mountain still being “on top" providing immersive learning experiences for students in CT!"
--Former Associate Executive Director for National Science Teachers Association, Visiting Scholar at Virginia Commonwealth, NASA Science Educator