Bill Nye has been bringing science to children for many years now, and as the world changes, the way our children are taught changes. As a result, Bill Nye is taking a crack at teaching evolution in a way our tech savvy children can understand: with the use of emojis.
Yes, you read that correctly; thanks to Mashable, the science guy put together a short lesson on evolution with the ever helpful use of emojis! Take a look for yourself at the video below.
Throughout the video, Bill Nye makes use of some of our favorite emojis, including the classic variety of smiley faces, a few animals here and there, and, of course, a few specialty emojis, such as the one that looks suspiciously like Bill Nye during the clip.
So controversies and opinions on Bill Nye aside, what did social media think of the science guy’s presentation of evolution with the help of emojis? Check out some of the twitter responses for yourself.
A lesson in storytelling from Bill Nye. Present your story in a narrative that your audience can relate to: emojis. https://t.co/pOzt6vlWwv
— R.J. Fenn (@iRJ) December 12, 2014
Bill Nye and Emojis. Life is perfect. http://t.co/4IfuCyV9Ko — ruby szpeflicki (@rubyszpeflicki) December 12, 2014
— Bark PR (@BarkPR) December 12, 2014
This isn’t the only emoji science related thing that Bill Nye has been working on. According to Bill Nye’s twitter feed, he’s been working alongside General Electric for their Emoji Science lab! What is an Emoji Science lab you ask? It’s General Electric’s attempt at making science more engaging and relatable to the younger generation according to sites such as digiday.
General Electric is reportedly using Snapchat to send videos of live science experiments to its followers until Friday.
“We’re always looking for ways to celebrate science and inspire through science,” Sydney Lestrud, the global digital media manager at GE, told Digiday. “We’ve seen such huge audience growth and engagement on Snapchat, that for us it’s a great platform to continue to experiment with to reach the younger demographic. And who doesn’t love emojis?”
Bill Nye reportedly stopped by the emoji science lab to participate in emoji science, and from the looks of things, the social media experiment has been a success.
— General Electric (@generalelectric) December 11, 2014
What do you think of Bill Nye and General Electric’s attempt at using emojis to make science more relatable for the younger generation?
[Image via Twitter]