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2012-11-28 02:08:04 PM
I need to get off my butt, I've had ideas for a youtube sciency videos swimming around my head for ages. I realize they're probably a dime a dozen, but... eh. It makes me sad there's no real Bill Nye for the up and coming generation.
 
2012-11-28 02:18:15 PM

BigBooper: She might not understand everything we talk about, but she understands far more than most people would expect. I encourage her to ask questions, and look for answers.

Anyways, Yea science!


At her age, you don't need science. You just need to not talk down to her like she's a walking idiot like most parents do in society. Kids don't need to understand everything that an adult does as long as you answer the question she's asking at the time in a simple way she can relate to. Like adults, she takes in what she understands and holds the rest in a mental compartment to be reviewed later when she understands more. This works for topics from science, the economy, politics and religion to reading, writing and arithmetic. Kids are sponges, it's great when parents like you can take advantage of it.
 
2012-11-28 02:27:05 PM
I'm too old to have watch Bill Nye's show, but I watched Cosmos in the 8th grade.

Technically me best science teacher was Professor Imanura at the U of O.
 
2012-11-28 02:27:58 PM

Snarfangel: INeedAName: Snarfangel: For the record, my best science teacher was Dr. Richard P. Olenick.

/Which probably won't mean anything at all to any other Farker, but this guy is an awesome prof.

My favorite science teacher was Mr. Vant Hall. A short little dutch guy. He had all sorts of cool experiments including shooting ball bearings at stuffed monkeys.

Plus, he played the slide whistle in the school talent show!

+1, because I think awesome teachers should be celebrated.

/No snark, I am serious for once.


If we're doing this: Mine was a bio guy named Steve Bowen. One time this kid left a generic anti-drug pamphlet on his desk because he thought it'd be funny (not sure why, kid was a moron). Bowen spends the entire class talking about the pathways by which LSD crosses the blood-brain barrier and binds to serotonin receptors. "If someone left it on my desk, they must have SOME interest in it!"

The funny thing is it was almost the type of material that we were planning to cover anyway, but the spontaneity and boundary-pushing of it made it more engaging. Leveraging those opportunities is what differentiates an actual teacher from a lesson plan narrator.
 
2012-11-28 03:44:10 PM

yves0010: Someone just got what I call the South Park syndrome. There is an episode that actually talks about what you just said. And its worth watching just for the song.


James Cameron doesn't do what James Cameron does for James Cameron. James Cameron does what James Cameron does because he IS James Cameron.
 
2012-11-28 05:11:08 PM

WhippingBoy: But some guy on the internet told me he was a jerk. Why would you question that?


Because science!
 
2012-11-28 08:12:17 PM

weirdneighbour: [i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

No love for Professor Julius 

/crappy pick I know



No, that's a great pick. I post videos of Professor Julius for my students and they love the shiat out of him.
 
2012-11-28 09:21:34 PM
Bill Nye really really needs to eat a sammich. I know he's been rail skinny all his life but I'm not used to seeing people like that round where I live. He's "coked up porn star at the end of her career" thin. It's worrisome.
 
2012-11-28 10:29:52 PM
Bill Nye recently gave a talk at my university. At first, the event was held in a ballroom in the student center with a limit of 650 people. The folks at the program council were somehow shocked, absolutely SHOCKED that every ticket sold out in under 2 minutes at a school who's focus is science and engineering. They moved the event to our school's new basketball arena and made the event free for students, all at the last minute. The only advertising for the event was word of mouth.

Several thousand students showed up. And this is at Auburn, a school in the heart of the south!

Suffice to say, Bill Nye still gives great talks. He's still extremely entertaining, quite educational, and apparently still capable of drawing in large crowds.
 
2012-11-28 10:53:09 PM
27. His brain tornado sometimes escapes.

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2012-11-28 11:09:43 PM
I had a great advanced placement chemistry/physics teacher. He inspired me to become a computer programer, because I was terrible at chemistry. I could write the papers and take the tests, but I was terrible at the experiments.

It's sad that our wood shop teacher was such an ass, because I love doing wood working stuff and am really good at it.

My high school chem teacher, Mr. Cowles, did enable me to pass college chemistry with an easy A, and my lab partners got me through that. Funny that Highschool Chemistry was more difficult than College Chemistry.
 
2012-11-28 11:34:53 PM
Met him once. He filmed a segment in my hometown. Crew came to the restaurant where I had my summer job.
He ordered the three-piece chicken.
 
2012-11-29 12:48:10 AM

Rizhail: The folks at the program council were somehow shocked, absolutely SHOCKED that every ticket sold out in under 2 minutes at a school who's focus is science and engineering. They moved the event to our school's new basketball arena and made the event free for students, all at the last minute. The only advertising for the event was word of mouth.


Same thing happened here earlier this month. The only reason I got a ticket was because I didn't happen to have class at the exact minute it was announced.
 
2012-11-29 01:47:32 AM
Don't forget Feynmann!
 
2012-11-29 08:00:58 AM

stryed: Don't forget Feynmann!


Surely you're joking.
 
2012-11-30 03:05:44 AM

weirdneighbour: [i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

No love for Professor Julius 

/crappy pick I know


Came here for this...

How do you do, ladies and gentlemen, and boys and girls. I'm Julius Sumner Miller, and Physics is my business.
 
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