TED Talks Tuesday – Akshay C.

Facilitating Questions:
1. What could happen to America if we continue to eat like this?
2. Why is it important to spread awareness of things like this? (If you don’t think it’s important, I’ll respect your opinion, but you’d be wrong)
3. How messed up must we be to eat like this?
4. What does the sugar demonstration tell you?
5. Do you think this has anything to do with the Federal Reserve? (Hint: advertising)

Fun Science!

Vanished: “What is Vanished? Vanished is an 8-week online/offline mystery game for middle-school children, meant to inspire engagement and problem solving through science. Developed and curated by MIT’s Education Arcade and the Smithsonian Institution, VANISHED is a first-of-its-kind experience where participants become investigators racing to solve puzzles and other online challenges, visit museums and collect samples from their neighborhoods to help unlock the secrets of the game. Vanished also provides a unique opportunity for players to collaborate Smithsonian scientists, MIT students, and their peers online. Players can only solve the mystery by using real scientific methods and knowledge to unravel the game’s secrets.”

For more information and to register, visit the Vanished website: http://vanished.mit.edu/user/register

This information will be available under the “Challenge Yourself” page as Challenge 4.