This week’s Escape Plan challenge (aka our Tip of the Week) is: #5 Mad Scientist: Become a scientist. Conduct a silly experiment.
When I was teaching, it never failed that the kids showed excessive amounts of enthusiasm and interest on the days we were conducting science experiments. There’s something about tapping into that natural childlike curiosity that ignites whole new levels of childlike passion.
It’s so much fun to see the same reactions in grown-ups. The ever so childlike Ellen DeGeneres has found a way to keep her curiosity hopping with her regular guest, Steve Spangler. Steve is all about making learning fun and he shares simple (and outrageous!) experiments that are sure to bring out the kid in all of us. His website is a great resource for maintaining that spirit of inquiry that we had so easily when we were five.
Have a blast getting some inspiration from the science master of fun. You’re sure to get some ideas for this week’s tip.
Share with us in the comments of the Escape Plan blog what silly experiment you had fun with this week.
In the meantime, enjoy this hilarious video of Ellen and Steve. I especially loved the last minute or so when a bunch of the grown-ups were experiencing major childlike giddiness with the climax of his final experiment…