Exciting Science Group is a group of NCL (National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India) scientists who wish to share the excitement of science with school children. Their goal is not to “teach” science but to “excite” children. They hope that these efforts will excite some children to take up careers in science and technology while others may grow up to cheer and support the progress of science. http://ExcitingScience.Org is the website of this group. The current activities of this group include:
- Popular talks for school children: Talks by researchers and practitioners on various topics in science, technology and mathematics for school children in the 8th-10th standard (12-15 years old).
- Reach out to selected local schools: Talks and demos at selected local schools (typically, disadvantaged) to excite children about science.
- Mentoring school students for science fair projects
Check out their website at http://excitingscience.org, and if you know any children in the 12-15 age group, let them know about the events they conduct.