On Nov. 12, 2018, the world mourned the loss of Stan Lee, a beloved comic book writer and one of Marvel Comics’ foremost creative leaders. In time, we may better understand the effect of his legacy as a pioneer of superhero comics and his personal journey from a poor immigrant household in New York to the figurehead of a massive multimedia corporation which dominates the comics industry.
Undoubtedly, simple experiments are exceedingly useful to teach larger concepts and theories. Take Boston’s Museum of Science, for example: One would be hard pressed to describe the hands-on experiments at the exhibits as complex and innovative, but certainly they seem to be enjoyed by the public. I, for one, still remember the toy cars and ramps experiments my science teachers used to teach basic physics theories.