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Neil deGrasse Tyson stopped his lecture to encourage this little girl to become a scientist

Not many people are lucky enough to get life advice at the age of 6 from Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Not many people are lucky enough to get life advice at the age of 6 from Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson.

That’s exactly what happened to a cute little girl during Tyson’s lecture at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts last week.

In response to the girl’s question, “How can first graders help the Earth?” Tyson gave a very entertaining (and slightly rebellious) explanation about the importance of experimentation at a young age. According to the astrophysicist, banging on pots and jumping in puddles at a young age is a form of necessary empirical investigation.

Considering that young women don’t get nearly enough encouragement to enter into science careers, this is a particularly great video.

Watch:

h/t: Grist

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