It is becoming indispensable in teaching science the use of video clips to make a point. More time should be used in class to solve problems and more time outside class should be used to read about the theories behind the concepts and to watch videos to enhance the interest of the student. The following video http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=EEu42L0ufBY
is a great example of what people can do.
This video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usTpnCwN8cc&feature=player_embedded#! shows how a middle school science student playing with molecular models creates one that later on is subject to research. One never knows how a new idea is going to be developed, when is going to happen, or who is going to do it. Either by him/herself of as a group. But there are some critical keys for this to happen and they are around the fact that community support, and mentorship is always involved.