Help me teach my son the value of science...
My son just had his current grades sent home, and he's doing amazing as always. He's got straight A's with the exception of one B. The B is in science. When I heard the grades, I smiled, told him how proud I was, and how he was doing great. But then I told him how it's a bit ironic that science was my favorite subject, it's my best subject, and if he were to excel in one specific course I'd love it if it were science.
As I was sitting there contemplating how I could convey to him how science is used in essentially everything we do, and in almost every action we make, he says "I don't think I'm gonna use science when I grow up." Aside from my heart sinking, I realized his lack of fundamental understanding as to how science is applied and it's common use. So I spent the last 30 minutes giving him fun examples of how he constantly uses science. For example he presses the power button on a computer to turn it on, rather than tap the sides of the computer with a stick. When he plays his Lord of the Rings game he uses weapons on certain enemies he deems appropriate based on past experiences. He doesn't use weapons that he has knowledge will fail and expect a positive result. We went through a ton of fun examples on practical usage of science, and he gets it, but I'd like to build some interest as opposed to just "getting it."
Anyway... I was snooping youtube trying to find a very basic video on how science is important to just about everything we do and I couldn't find one. So I was wondering if any of you either know of a good video (or three) or would want to search for one. I figure whatever is found and posted could be a good reference point for Christians who like to discount science whenever it suits their religious arguments. Ideally I'm looking for that video that makes you realize how prehistoric we'd be without science, and it's application.
So feel free to post your videos explaining the importance of science, preferably in terms that a 12 year old could understand (not for my son... for the theists).
Thanks for the help in advance,
P.S. Yes I know this was just a cheeky way to brag about his good grades.