Friday, September 25, 2015

Fun Freetime: STEM and Burning Kids' Questions

Why is it so difficult to complete the cinnamon challenge? How does my smartphone work? Why do I crave comfort food? When I video chat my family, why can’t my dog recognize me? Why do I wake up sweating at night, and then freezing two hours later? If you swallow chewing gum, does it really stay in your digestive track for 7 years?


With all of these burning questions accumulating, YouTube star and science nerd Hank Green is here with the answers and has the science to back it up.


In this interview, Hank probes into these questions that keep you up a night, and how STEM gives us the answers. As a science nerd himself, Hank thinks it’s incredibly important for our younger generations to explore STEM fields for the future of our planet. He is partnering with Emerson, a company celebrating 125 years in STEM-related initiatives. They want to help parents get their kids more involved in and excited about STEM subjects. Hank talks about what STEM fields are, why they are important, and the repercussions if younger generations don’t embrace these fields. 

Station Note: This segment is sponsored by Emerson.
About Hank Green: William Henry "Hank" Green II is an American entrepreneur, musician, and vlogger, known for his YouTube channel VlogBrothers, where he and his brother, John Green, regularly upload videos. He is also the creator of the online environmental technology blog EcoGeek, and the developer of Subbable. Hank, along with his brother John Green, is the co-creator of VidCon, the world's largest online video conference/convention. He is involved with several other channels on YouTube, including Crash Course, SciShow, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, The Brain Scoop, Animal Wonders, SciShow Space, hankschannel, GamesWithHank and Sexplanations. Green was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and his family soon moved to Orlando, Florida, where he was raised. He graduated from Winter Park High School in 1998 and then earned a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Eckerd College and a Master's degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana. He resides in Missoula, Montana with his wife Katherine Green, their cat, Cameo, and dog, Lemon.

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