5 TED Talks to Keep Your Child Engaged and Learning This Summer

It’s that time of year — school is out, and summer is in! But that doesn’t mean that learning has to stop. Luckily, TED Talks has an endless amount of videos that can keep your child inspired to do more with his or her free time. You never know where your child may find a passion.

Two Young Scientists Break Down Plastic with Bacteria
While Miranda Wang and Jeanny Tao were in their senior year of high school, they were focused on much more than finals and prom. These two young women went in search of bacteria that could break down plastic to reduce the epidemic plastic waste problem that is currently ahead of us.

Underwater Astonishments
David Gallo reveals the artistic beauty of life in the shallow and deep sea in his TED Talks. During this short presentation, you’ll see neon light displays, master camouflage, and much more!

The Genius Puppetry Behind War Horse
“Puppets have to struggle to be alive on stage,” Adrian Kohler of the Handspring Puppet Company said. In this TED Talks, you’ll learn about the subtle details that make all of the difference when bringing a puppet to life on stage.

A Performance of a “Mathemagic”
In this oldie but goodie TED Talks, Arthur Benjamin races a team of calculators to solve three-digit square and other massive math questions — using only his brain. He brings his talent to life in a must-watch magical way!

Unseen Footage, Untamed Nature
Filmmaker Karen Bass discusses the technology that makes filming nature possible, but she also touches upon how technology is merely one component that makes these documentaries possible. A passion for nature and being in the right place at the right time are what will get the money shots.

Whether your child is interested in film, nature, math, the environment, or art, there is a TED Talks out there that will spark inspiration to do more with his or her time this summer.


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