Dear Mr. Kelsey

I have collected autographs for over 20 years. When I was in college I started writing to celebrities and asking them what they would tell a class of elementary school students. Over the years I have gotten over 200 letter and signed pictures to my students. I think that by these very busy people taking the time to share their thoughts with students, it shows the power of education. I hope you enjoy my collection

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Smithsonian Air and Space Museum: Education Specialist for Digital Learning.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Nobel Prize Winner Peter Doherty

Peter Doherty won the Nobel Prize for medicine in 1996. When I asked him what he would tell a class of elementary school students he responded by saying, “Science is about finding out. You discover things that nobody ever knew before. We spend our lives looking for new things, and don’t ever have time to really grow up and become boring.” Kind of an odd little letter but I think it is really interesting that he says that by being a scientist, you are never going be grow up and be boring. I think it is that thrill of discovery. I never get tired of seeing my kids discover something when they do an experiment. Even if I know how the experiment will come out, the look on their faces when they discover it for themselves is priceless.


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