Classroom Questions Questions for “A secret of science: Mistakes boost understanding” Many kids fear making a mistake will label them as a failure. In fact, science is built on a mountain of mistakes, many made by the greatest minds. The trick is to view each mistake as a step along the path to understanding something better. marrio31/iStock/Getty Images Plus Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditGoogle ClassroomEmailPrint By Science News for Students September 10, 2020 at 6:30 am Classroom questions are available for free with registration. Learn more Register to access: Client key* E-mail* Log in Already Registered? Enter your e-mail address above.