What if Hydrogen Was a Superhero?

What if you learn science from superheroes at the School of Tomorrow?

Matthew Murrie

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What if the School of Tomorrow doesn’t have traditional classes to learn about traditional subjects, but it does have fun ways to learn more about useful things to know? And what if, at the School of Tomorrow, learning about science is participatory, creative, and connected to interests and curiosities outside of science?

No matter what your age or why you’re curious (or not curious) about chemistry, get ready to take your knowledge on hydrogen from What? to Wow!

In a previous post, “Curiosity-Based Thinking for Learning,” I shared examples of how Curiosity-Based Thinking could be designed into traditional classroom learning experiences by sharing two Curiosity-Based Thinking activities around the question: “What if chemical elements were superheroes?”

As those activities serve to introduce Curiosity-Based Thinking to science educators and science learners, the Superheroes of Chemistry Series is a series of Curiosity-Based Thinking activities for science classrooms and curious minds.

The Superheroes of Chemistry Series dives deeper into discovering more about each element on the Periodic Table through the perspective of each element’s chemical properties also being superpowers, and each element’s unique characteristics as conveying the specific personalities of each Superhero of Chemistry.

What: Hydrogen’s superpower would be that he’s super available: need something, ask Hydrogen, he’s probably around; need help to make something useful, connect with Hydrogen, he’s easy to bond with; need to help understanding something simple, look to Hydrogen, with only one proton and one electron, he’s pretty…

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Matthew Murrie

Author of The Book of What If…?, Founder of What If Curiosity, and Creator of Curiosity-Based Thinking and Curiosity-Based Learning, turning ideas into actions.