We know, we know — we post a lot of TED Talks on Technapex. But that’s only because they’re awesome, and today in particular we couldn’t resist, as TED’s blog features nine of the best TED talks given by kids, all pre-teen or teenage students.
The topics of the different talks vary, from why children have an edge when it comes to scientific inquiry, what adults can learn from kids, a magical violin, app development, the Google science fair, an invention that outsmarted lions, improvising on the piano, a test for pancreatic cancer, to simply “a teen just trying to figure it out.”
The intelligence, humor, and natural presence each of these kids possesses is impressive, and their insights are well beyond their years. We’ve embedded the talks below for you to watch and enjoy.
Neuroscientist, artist, and educator Beau Lotto and student Amy O’Toole demonstrate their experiment on why children have an edge when it comes to scientific inquiry:
Twelve-year-old short story writer and blogger Adora Svitak shares what adults can learn from kids:
Eleven-year-old Sirena Huang shows off her magical violin:
Thomas Suarez, a 12-year-old app developer, shares his “Bustin Jeiber” app:
Lauren Hodge, Shree Bose, and Naomi Shah share the discoveries that helped them win the Google Science Fair:
Fifteen-year-old Tavi Gevinson creates a space where girls can support each other and find strong female role models:
Thirteen-year-old Richard Turere develops a device that keeps lions away from his village in Kenya:
Jennifer Lin, 14-year-old music composer, shares her creative process:
15-year-old Jack Andraka develops a test that could help detect pancreatic cancer: