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Want to Interest More Kids in Science? Bring Science Down to Earth

It may have seemed like just another day for NASA. But when I heard that rapper Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas debuted his new song, "Reach for the Stars," from Mars, I grabbed my iPad to learn more. Here was a Grammy-winning artist promoting science education, and more specifically STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). His teenage fans could relate to something as unreachable as space exploration by connecting it to something they do every day -- listen to music.

As the Executive Director of REAL School Gardens, an organization that creates learning gardens that increase academic achievement, I applaud Will.i.am's efforts. I hope he's turned the heads of teens who might otherwise scoff at science. Will.i.am is right: we need to make STEM more appealing for young people, especially if we want to grow the pool of t…
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