by Dean Joyce Feucht-Haviar on February, 2012 – Not long ago I was talking with a colleague about science education in the schools. He said that we need to do more to get younger students excited about science. I said, "No we don't." My colleague was somewhat surprised at my view. But, I said, we don't really need to get children excited about science; we just have to stop taking away their enthusiasm for it. I haven't encountered many young children who weren't full of curiosity about the world around them.