The motivation for this request is not so much about the money but the fact that it would bring science to kids' attention. It's hard for practicing research scientists to visit every school in the nation, but the Pinhead Scholars in the Schools program is doing its part in that direction. Back in October, I visited 7 classrooms in two days. The kids were kids. They needed to maintain their highly complicated social positions, and yet they opened up to me. They were that excited to learn about the underlying science of their everyday world! In each of those meetings, I spent an hour talking either about hard cooking an egg or about parachuting. Either way, we spoke about how you could rationalize the science of these processes, and how to use it to make predictions. They were evidently ready to heart science. They gave me hope that if we, today's scientists, engage more with them now, they will continue to do so throughout their lives.