Shelby County science teacher James Wampler has one wish for his eighth-grade students. “I want my students to explore,” he said. “I want them to ask questions, I want them to chase those answers. I want them to be wise.”Wampler’s exploring nature was fostered early, when as a kid he ventured into the woods near his family’s home, set up a bird blind, and wrote his questions about birds into a little notebook, complete with drawings. “When I was a kid, I was very into science.