STATE COLLEGE, CENTRE COUNTY - More than 200 kids from Phillipsburg and Harrisburg gathered at Penn State Friday to get a lesson from a Nobel Prize winner.
Sir Harold Kroto met with students from 2nd to 6th grades to show them how to build the "C60". That's the Carbon Molecule that won him a Nobel Prize in 1996. He says teaching the kids complex math lessons now, will help prepare them in the future.
"...If you can plant the seed now, at the age of 6, 7, or 8 when they meet it again at a later stage in math lessons, they meet it with no problems and that's what I managed to do and it's very easy as long as you start really early..."
The event was sponsored by Penn State's CarbonEarth Program. They're a group that teams Penn State graduate students with Pennsylvania elementary and junior high science teachers to encourage kids to pursue careers in science.