Can you explain stuff to kids?
I remember paddling in a Scottish river on a sunny day when I was very small, with my dad using a stone to explain what a right angle was.
I didn’t really understand, but I sort of got it.
The important thing was, that he cared that I knew stuff, and it was fun to learn with him.
Set up by actor Alan Alda, Flame Challenge is a US competition to better equip scientist – and I assume engineers – “to communicate answers and instil a love of science”.
The challenge is to “explain a flame in a clear, engaging, meaningful way so an 11-year-old can understand”.
What a great idea Mr Alda.
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