According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s latest ranking of country school systems based on student math and science test scores, the United States barely cracked the top third. Yet, at the same time, tourism to Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando continues to increase with 2015 tickets sales topping 2014s numbers.
While Americans are flocking to see a walking, talking mouse and a wizard on a broomstick, they’re passing up on an entire country of scientific learning opportunities – most of which are a fraction of the price for an Orlando vacation. Seriously, have you seen the price of Disney tickets these days?
Luckily, Michigan State University Graduate Research Assistant Randy Olsen has put together the ultimate science road trip. While his 3-month, 14,000-mile journey across all 48 continental states isn’t feasible for most families, it is possible to break off a digestible chunk for a weeklong road trip that will be both fun and enlightening for the entire family.