Today when i open my gmail , i found a special link on page linked to Google Science Fair page . When I open it and view what is that , I am impact with lots of wonder thinking , for what we did when we were young .
In Google Science Fair page , it just wrote this in the beginning :
Have you asked a question today? What did you do with it?
Did it take you somewhere new? Did it bring you here?
The Google Science Fair is an online science competition seeking curious minds from the four corners of the globe. Anybody and everybody between 13 and 18 can enter. All you need is an idea.
Geniuses are not always A-grade students. We welcome all mavericks, square-pegs and everybody who likes to ask questions. Simply upload your project here to win some life changing prizes.
Everyone has a question. What’s yours?
Yes , I was too , when I am young , I had lots of question and wanted to research by myself , but at that age , 13 ~ 18 years old , we were in the middle school , 13 ~15 in junior high school , 16 ~ 18 in senior high school . So in China , what is the student doing ? Let me talk to you .
Junior high school : We spend 60~70% time on study bored course (proof useless in future working ) , recite useless history issue for examination . The rest time 30% , we play bored games , like football , ping pong , basketball …. ( sorry for the word “bored games” because we repeat everyday , but have 0% of any creative project , and thanks for 30% time of sports , I get a health body )
Senior high school , We spend 99% time on study on “Chinese , Math , English , Physics , Chemistry” , we must get the highest score to enter university . We can not play , we can not think or even have other idea , Only repeat study bored things ( Sorry for the word “bored things , because most of the course are proved useless after graduation , I like math , physics , chemistry more , but at last i get sick because of STUDY HARD )
So that is our life in Chinese course , everyone have to waste time to learn useless course … ( A good example is , if you are major in English course in University , the teach require student to learn Japanese , if Japanese not pass , can not get bachelor degree , but remember , major in English ! Why must learn Japanese ???) , We have no choice .
Yes , “Geniuses are not always A-grade students. ” , I agree but in our country , only A-grade students can get university course . B , C, D grade students have not much support , in fact , the education system is bad here .
Maybe complain this too much …..
It is regret that I am too old and must work hard for lives , can not join google science fair , if ask what is my question , i have to say : How to make our education system as better as google’s idea ?
OK , Finally , thanks for google talents , you did a good job !