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Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?

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Ramsey Musallam 3 rules to spark learning Talk Video TED.com I teach chemistry. (Explosion) All right, all right.So more than just explosions,chemistry is everywhere.Have you ever found yourself at a restaurant spacing outjust doing this over and over?Some people nodding yes.Recently, I showed this to my students,and I just asked them to try and explain why it happened.The questions and conversations that followedwere fascinating.Check out this video that Maddiefrom my period three class sent me that evening. (Clang) (Laughs) Now obviously, as Maddie's chemistry teacher,I love that she went home and continued to geek outabout this kind of ridiculous demonstrationthat we did in class.But what fascinated me more is that Maddie's curiositytook her to a new level.If you look inside that beaker,you might see a candle.Maddie's using temperature to extend this phenomenonto a new scenario.

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