GitHub launched a new thing called GitHub Education. I bet it’s really cool, but that’s not what I want to talk about today. The front page looks like this:
See that chemistry set there on the left? It looks so awesome! With tubes and big spherical bowls and steam and fire and bubbles, wow! Can I send my kids to a school that has that?
School projects in media are often drawn like this. Sherlock Holmes has a similar setup in the middle of his kitchen. But has anyone ever done anything that remotely resembles that in school? I know for sure I haven’t. Our chemistry projects looked like this:
Indeed, a test tube. Ok, and some heat, so at least we had danger. But still, boooring.
And, that makes me think, why not? Wouldn’t chemistry class be a lot more fun if we could make it look cool? Even if the experiment doesn’t need for some fluid to flow from bowl A to glass B, can’t we still make it? Maybe this is just the LEGO fanboy in me talking, but I feel like there’s an opportunity here!