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Distillations #93 – Kids’ Science

Every Nobel Prize winning scientist started as a kid with a telescope, a microscope, or a chemistry set. Scientists aren’t born, they grow from these early childhood explorations. Segments on bangsite, rocketeering, and the national push to get kids more interested in science.

http://www.chemheritage.org/discover/media/distillations/093-kids-science.aspx

In honor of National Lab Day in May this episode focuses on the scientist in every kid. Alexander Geehr starts the show with a bang, courtesy of his gas-powered cannon, followed by producer Larkin Page-Jacobs’ exploration of a world of science, science toys, and science fairs, all just for kids. Finally, James Voelkel takes a walk down memory lane and into his childhood love of model rockets. Chemical Agent: Bangsite.

Show Clock

00:00 Opening Credits
00:31 Introduction
00:54 Chemical Agent: Bangsite
02:32 Feature: Kids Doing Science
06:51 Boy Rocketeer
12:15 Closing Credits

Image courtesy of Flickr user theeponymousone.

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