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It's a goal of mine to help kids see that science is all around us as a part of everyday life. I like to help kids learn to think differently. These days, science and science teaching are changing quickly, and teachers like me are trying to help students learn to investigate topics and think creatively, with less of the traditional focus on memorizing lots of facts. For example, when I was a kid, as soon as I learned the number of planets in our solar system, scientists discovered another planet! The world of science discovery is always changing.

That's part of what made me so interested in science in the first place. Science fascinated me—I loved the idea of seeking out the answers to phenomena in our world. Teaching is a passion as well, because I love working with kids, I love knowledge, and I want to be a lifelong learner. Becoming a science teacher seemed to be a perfect fit, so, in college, I took education classes along with advanced sciences, like chemistry and biology.

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