Subject(s): Geometry, Algebra 2
Grade(s): 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
School: WILLIAMSBURG JR-SR HIGH SCHOOL, WILLIAMSBURG IA
Bill Nye is a man with a mission: to foster a scientifically literate society by helping people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Nye has spent the past 20 years educating students young and old about science and understands the importance of keeping minds active after the last school bell rings. “Learning can happen anywhere and at anytime – the important thing is that it should never stop,” Nye said. “We’ve put together fun, free and easy activities that will make this the summer of learning versus the summer filled with the dreaded words ‘I’m bored.’ ” AN EARLY KNACK FOR HOW THINGS WORK Making science entertaining and accessible is something Bill has done most of his life. Growing up in Washington, D.C., he spent afternoons and summers de-mystifying math for his classmates. While working for Boeing in Seattle, Bill combined his love of science with his flair for comedy. After winning a Steve Martin look-alike contest, he became an engineer by day and a stand-up comic by night. Eventually, Bill made the transition to comedy writer and performer on Seattle’s home-grown ensemble comedy show “Almost Live.” This is where “Bill Nye the Science Guy®” was born. The 18-time Emmy Award-winning show appeared before Saturday Night Live and later on Comedy Central. During this time, he also wrote five kids’ books about science, including his latest title, “Bill Nye’s Great Big Book of Tiny Germs.” BROADENING HIS MISSION Bill’s passion for math and science translated into a love of space. His role as CEO of The Planetary Society, the world’s large space interest organization, has taken him across the globe. And one thing Bill is very proud of is the MarsDials, two sundials on residing on Mars he created with Cornell scientists. America’s favorite stand-up scientist hasn’t changed much from that kid growing up in Washington, DC. He still rides his bike to work. He’ll pull out his Periodic Table of the Elements from his wallet. And his drive for helping others understand science is as strong as ever.
My name is Jimmie and I am a sale manager. I am more of a hobbyist gambler, dabbling here and there. I seem to have beginners luck when it comes to these things. My family tried to get me to join in on the “family” game of poker, but by the end of the night, they were about to kick me out because I was kicking their butts. But, just beginners luck, right? I seem to prefer to play “live” games than online games, because I’m all about watching people. For some reason, I seem to do significantly better at the live games than I do at online games. I’d like to learn more about why that is.
Hi, my passion is casino games. I can't say that I am hooked on but I play every single day. I experienced the phrase what is known "beginning's luck." I spent $25 and switched it into $260 . Whenever i visit the casino or play online i simply take just as much cash with me as i am prepared to invest in fun. I do not be prepared to win and when i lose everything i introduced i still were built with a fun night.
I am 16 and I am struggling with Geometry!!!!