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Bye, Bye, Coal

By Robert, Maya, Alexander, and Vaneshka

The Issue: Coal is polluting the atmosphere and is one of the causes of global warming. Solar panels make much more sense. They get their energy from the Sun and prevent the emission of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2).

Group shot of presenters with their quote that says "Solar power is a superhero because it is a clean and efficient renewable energy source."
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Robert | Age 10

Favorite plant or animal: Dog (golden retriever)

Favorite book: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Favorite ice cream flavor: Vanilla

Favorite thing to do / hobby: Baseball

Favorite place or object in the Museum: Hall of Ocean Life

What you like most about science: I like astrophysics and exploring unknown frontiers.

Advice to kids who think science is boring: Science is always exciting because scientists can conduct hands-on experiments.

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Maya | Age 10

Favorite plant or animal: Rabbit

Favorite book: Land of Stories series (by Chris Colfer)

Favorite ice cream flavor: Strawberry

Favorite thing to do / hobby: Legos/modeling

Favorite place or object in the Museum: Rose Center for Earth and Space

What you like most about science: You might not know what could happen during a science experiment, but it is fun trying.

Advice to kids who think science is boring: Science is like magic—but its real!

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Alexander | Age 9

Favorite plant or animal: Black mamba and venus flytrap

Favorite book: Harry Potter series

Favorite ice cream flavor: Cookies and cream

Favorite thing to do / hobby: Play video games

Favorite place or object in the Museum: Planetarium

What you like most about science: I like to do experiments and dissections. I also like to learn about why things happen.

Advice to kids who think science is boring: I would tell them to actually focus on science and to join a science program because they might really love it.

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Vaneshka | Age 9

Favorite plant or animal: Cheetahs

Favorite book: Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs

Favorite ice cream flavor: Coconut 

Favorite thing to do / hobby: Sports

Favorite place or object in the Museum: Blue whale

What you like most about science: Experiments

Advice to kids who think science is boring: Go to the American Museum of Natural History!

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