If a young learner thinks that all viruses have DNA, that's not going to ruin their chances of success in science. But if a young learner can't understand anything in science and learns to hate it, [then] that will.

Tyler DeWitt

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“Hey Science Teachers — Make It Fun.” TEDxBeaconStreet. Nov. 2012. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Hey Science Teachers -- Make It Fun." TEDxBeaconStreet. Nov. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote by high school science teacher Tyler DeWitt is from DeWitt's 2012 TED Talk about how science teachers can make learning fun and get kids interested in science. In this quote, DeWitt is talking about how the language in science text books is very difficult to understand. DeWitt is saying that if a textbook does not adequately explain a particular scientific concept, this will not "ruin" science for the student, but if the entire science curriculum is extremely difficult to understand, then the student will likely become frustrated and lose interest in science. Watch the full TED Talk here: Tyler DeWitt - Hey Science Teachers -- Make Science Fun