2013 Mocathalon Wolf Pack
25. Just teach it!
Pick a subject matter, and break it down in Lego form. Explain mitosis, trigonometry, or the the theory of relativity, for example. You can use humor or shoot straight, just make sure you got the facts right!
"Welcome back class! As I am sure you remember we discussed the periodic table of elements last week. Well, over the next few weeks we will look more closely at a few of the most important elements. We will begin this series today with Hydrogen.
"As you can see here, Hydrogen has the atomic number of 1 and the chemical symbol H. Its weight is 1.01 and it is the lightest of all the elements.
"It is also lighter than air. We can easily demonstrate this with a balloon. A balloon filled with Hydrogen will float up unless held down, as mine is, by a weight. Hydrogen is also a flammable chemical so if I apply a match to the balloon... (note: kids should not try this at home)
"It will explode!!" (The professor's speech ends here.)
The speech is intended to convey the concepts as opposed to being completely accurate to a professor's style (shorter, for instance).
Here is my version of the periodic table. This is the first part of the model that I built and it was really what inspired me.
The professor's head was inspired by Ian Spacek's ingenious Grandpa Joe. Thanks for taking the time to view my first Mocathalon entry. If you have any thoughts please place a comment.
Quoting Ian Spacek
Haha, thanks for the nod! Brilliant figure design, Finn! I like the use of the mini-fig arms for the fingers (wish I'd thought of that). :) Well done on the desk and surrounding room too.
Thanks Ian. I am pretty sure that I didn't invent the mini figure arms as fingers technique but I am not sure where it came from.