This is one of my favorite quotes by the brilliant scientist/writer, Carl Sagan. This sentiment, I feel, greatly applies to what we set out to accomplish in our Montessori classrooms. We, as educators, aim to create environments which help children begin to discover the understand the vast world around them.
Montessori education provides a framework for learning and discovery, and provides children with the tools that they need to think critically, problem-solve, and seek the answers to their many questions. When the time comes for our students to move on from their Montessori environments, they do so armed with the tools to help them investigate all those "somethings" that are waiting to be known.