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When we first met Samatha Kranthijanya she was 6 years old and taught us the fundamentals of dark matter using cake (as dark matter) and candy (as the stars in the galaxy). At age 8, the aspiring Nobel Laureate schooled us on superconducting levitation with liquid nitrogen and heavy duty gloves. Now 9, Samatha, whose enthusiasm for science is matched by her amazing ability to make really complex subjects easy to understand and fun, is back with a hair raising demo on static electricity.

We give you Samatha and the Van de Graaff generator. Just sit back, watch, and learn. You’ll soon understand why we consider her our favorite science teacher.