The station's cleaning lady asks Venus a favor. Her son wants to drop out of high school. She wants Venus to talk to her son, a gang member, about staying in school. Venus bets the boy he can make learning more interesting.

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The station's cleaning lady asks Venus a favor. Her son wants to drop out of high school. She wants Venus to talk to her son, a gang member, about staying in school. Venus bets the boy he can make learning more interesting.

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31 January 1981 (USA)  »

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Originally titled "Venus Flytrap Explains the Atom". See more »

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Lookin' for Love
Written by Andrew Barrett
Performed by Candi Staton
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Venus explains the atom
1 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the episode that Venus explains the atom to a gang kid.

This is still incredibly powerful to students... I wish every teacher could show it. My students never forget the pros, the elected ones, and the new boys. Moreover, the idea that 'whenever you don't understand the teacher, stop him and make him explain it again.' Also, he tells the kid to reword what he is taught into his own meaning... very powerful.

The episode resonates with me as a science teacher (we learn in this episode that Venus used to be a science teacher) and with my students over twenty years later.

JT


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