"I'm often asked by parents what advice can I give them to help get kids interested in science? And I have only one bit of advice. Get out of their way. Kids are born curious. Period."
-Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, from his Big Think interview on encouraging children to explore their surroundings. The trick, of course, is just let them explore their surroundings. This can apparently be difficult for some parents: