Somewhere in the U.S. there exists an eighth grader, John, whose parents worry about his lack of interest in school . . .
Now for an aspiration-motivation reset: With advent of the GMnavy.go model, let's say that John's world suddenly changes the moment he chances upon, for instance, ASIC (see exhibit "T"). For a time mesmerized by all things ASIC, he becomes a veritable expert. However, just as suddenly, this 12- or 13-year-old ASIC-expert suddenly shifts his focus, this time to . . . let's say . . . The Model's DNA lab-on-a-chip, and his remarkable background knowledge expands by leaps and bounds . . . but it doesn't stop at the DNA topic either, as The Model's modus operandi continues . . . introducing an area of intrigue and leveraging it to experience and insight . . .
● Visualize the sudden appearance in Prime-Time of the Bug Wars! element (see "Comment 4," exhibit "W"). As students zigzag through the new day's episode of Prime-Time, if Bug Wars! is there, many will find it . . . word will spread . . . and yet another round of young people will discover within themselves an untapped interest. It might be the entertaining approach of a new hit that attracts interest not only from the hard-core science types, but from the science-phobes as well.
● As glitzy Bug Wars! installments unfold, perhaps capturing the attention of an increasing range of students, some of those students will have had no prior clue, not even an inkling, of a compelling inner interest in science, whether DNA, antibiotics or whatever it may be.
INFRASTRUCTURE NOTE FOR THE STAFF: ADDING TO THE GMNAVY.GO SYNERGY, THE STUDENT-CREATOR OF A STANDOUT ELEMENT MIGHT RECEIVE SUCH GIFT AS A RX5 MICROSCOPE BY DIGITAL BLUE, GREAT FOR SUBSEQUENT STUDENT-BUILT PRODUCTIONS.
So back to John: Pre-GMnavy.go model startup, what might have been the odds that in less than a year, John, as a rising ninth grader, would have insisted on enrolling in an AP STEM-subject course? As his parents might have responded in quiet resignation, "None, none at all." Now visualize the potentially profound advantage of The Model's startup for those already academically applying themselves. (By the way, had the GMnavy.go model already been launched, far more young people across the U.S. would recognize the digital above for what it is, the depiction of a bacteraphage virus invading a host cell.)