Parents want kids to learn more in science class, and students want school to be interesting and relevant. The solution? Make science more fun! Programs like the Mission Science Workshop in San Francisco give kids a space to explore, experiment, learn to think scientifically, and find subjects they can pursue further at school. It’s part of a new set of teaching guidelines called Next Generation Science Standards that get students to go beyond rote memorization and experiment like scientists, putting them in charge of their own exploration and learning.