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Interactive video lesson plan for: Bill Nye: Scientific Curiosity Kept Our Ancestors Alive

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Everyone's favorite Science Guy chats with Jake Roper of Vsauce3 (https://www.youtube.com/Vsauce3) about the importance of science education in ensuring future generations remain creative, experimental, and evolutionarily competitive. Science education empowers students, says Nye. It fuels our curiosity in a way that is essential for the long term survival of humanity.

This is the third video in an exclusive video series of today’s brightest minds exploring the theory of genius. Exclusive videos will be posted daily on http://youtube.com/bigthink throughout 92nd Street Y’s second annual 7 Days of Genius Festival: Venture into the Extraordinary, running March 1 to March 8, 2015 (http://www.92y.org/genius).

Follow the conversation via #7DaysOfGenius

Exclusive interviews with thought leaders, filmed at YouTube Space New York studios (https://www.youtube.com/yt/space/new-york.html), include:

- Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Huffington Post and Maria Konnikova, Writer and Journalist, discussing the science of mindfulness.

- Bill Nye, Science Educator, Comedian, Writer and Actor, and Jake Roper, Broadcast Journalist, exploring how to nurture future geniuses.

- Heather Berlin, Neuroscientist, and Carl Zimmer, Science Writer and Blogger, examining neuroscience and genius; and

- Joy Hirsch, professor of Psychiatry and Neurobiology, Yale School of Medicine, and Carl Zimmer discussing creativity and the brain.

Follow Big Think here:
YouTube: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigThinkdotcom
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigthink

Directed / Produced by Jonathan Fowler and Elizabeth Rodd

Tagged under: Big Think,BigThink,BigThink.,Education,Educational,Lifelong Learning,EDU,Bill Nye The Science Guy (TV Program),science,schools,learning,children,algebra,math,Primary School (School Category),jake roper,vsauce,youtube,92nd Street Y (Organization),genius,brain,cogntition,evolution

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