The 21st century learning target depicted below provides a general direction towards the future of education. The 4 Cs of 21st century learning - Creativity, Critical Thinking, Collaboration and Communication should be the essential components of modern lesson plans. In the high school science classroom, project based learning, open-ended questioning, student choice and collaboration can provide opportunities to reach learning targets. The traditional lecture approach coupled with fact based worksheets and textbook questions are no longer adequate to meet the needs of all learners. Technology can help facilitate learning but it is merely one tool that must be used in well designed activities. Students need to be engaged in order to learn and teachers have a responsibility to help students achieve their potential. As Socrates said, "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." As life long learners, we must embrace change in our classrooms.