Anyway, Alda and Flatow were discussing the annual Flame Challenge flamechallenge.org
where scientists test their communication skills in front of a group of eleven years old grade judges. Explanation should be fun, engaging, and easy to understand. Alda announced this year’s theme which is Climate.
I love it! My kids constantly challenging my understanding of the words. Finding the way to explain things to the inquisitive little minds is not an easy task. I like the quote attributed to Albert Einstein:
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.An I could not agree more. I remember when my high school history teacher gave us similar task. We suppose to create a dictionary definitions. While I do not remember what we were suppose to define, I remember the great difficulty we had with the creation of the succinct definition. It was eye opening exercise and I loved that.
favorite explanation of the word virgin :-)