Teen Special - TED Talks from talented young people

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Here's a selection of fun activities for you and your family...

What adults can learn from children

What adults can learn from children

Adora Svitak says the world needs ‘childish’ thinking - bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. She says, children’s big dreams deserve high expectations, starting with grown ups willingness to learn from children as much as to teach them.

Learn from children >

Science is for everyone

Science is for everyone, children included

What do science and play have in common? Neuroscientist Beau Lotto thinks all people (children included) should participate in science and through the process of discovery, change perceptions. He is joined by 12-year-old Amy O'Toole along with 25 of her classmates - who published the first peer-reviewed article by schoolchildren about the Blackawton bees project.

Science is for everyone >

Making peace with lions

An invention that made peace with lions

In the Masai community where Richard Turere lives with his family, cattle are all-important. However, lion attacks were growing more frequent. In this short, inspiring talk, the young inventor shares the solar-powered solution he designed to safely scare the lions away.

Making peace with lions >

Improvising on a piano

Improvising on a piano

Pianist and composer Jennifer Lin gives a magical performance, talks about the process of creativity and improvises a moving solo piece based on a random sequence of notes. Speaking at TED, she compared her creative process to drawing a comic and admitted that the state of ‘flow’ - when she is able to produce beautiful music instantly - cannot be forced.

 Improvising the piano >

And remember...

Greta Thunberg

“You are never too small to make a difference.”

Greta Thunberg

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Stay at home

More on staying healthy, happy and entertained at home

In addition to the highlights featured here, the council has put together a whole host of resources to help families and individuals stay happy, healthy and entertained while they spend more time at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

From online Idea Store materials to educational activities, learning a new skill or hobby, taking a virtual museum or zoo tour, keeping fit or just having pure fun, we've got it all in one place.

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