Harder to learn about science with modern technology
Article following Lord Martin Rees' talk at the Cheltenham Science Festival.
"Modern technology is making it harder for young people to learn about science, according to a leading astrophysicist.
Lord Martin Rees said it was difficult to take a smartphone apart in the same way as dismantling a clock or an engine.
Many children now have access to tablets and smartphones before they learn to walk and talk, and technology is regularly used in schools to aid learning.
The Astronomer Royal and former master of Trinity College, Cambridge said that many young people had lost their enthusiasm for science by the time they reached secondary school age..."