Someone told me today that Bill Nye the Science Guy is going to be on Dancing with the Stars.
So I have a proposal for a different reality TV show.
Something of a “Bill Nye” meets “Dancing with the Stars.”
12 pseudo-celebrities are paired with science advisers, then go head to head in a series of science related competitions.
In week one, celebrities compete in a classic egg drop – using limited materials and strict guidelines to construct a container that will allow a raw egg to survive a one story free fall.
Week two ups the ante to see which celeb-scientist pair can build a trebuchet that launches objects the furthest. (Hint: it’s all in the counter-weight.)
In the finalist show down, contestants must design, implement, and explain their own science project.
And amidst all the science, there’s drama, angst, and broken allegiances. Maybe a table flip or two.
I’d watch that.