NOTES: The Life of Hydrogen is a science program. Goal: demonstrate the irrefutable truth and the science in a simple, artful, clear way. How do we get hydrogen and where does it come from? People make hydrogen out of natural gas for money, and this is a dumb way to do it. Oxygen, water, carbon, combined with natural gas creates hydrogen from the water and from the natural gas. Balloon hydrogen. Coal (lump of carbon.) CARBON, OXYGEN, HYDROGEN = METHANE. It's a really bad idea to make hydrogen out of natural gas, it's still making CO2 from a non-renewable material that creates pollution and greenhouse gasses. So what do you do now? Take a leaf: this stuff contains the same stuff, you stand on it in the middle of a forest. So pick it up and turn it into hydrogen. ENERGY CONVERSION. "Energy cannot be created or destroyed. It can only be changed." The 1st law of thermodynamics. This is how methane is made: you are a methane and a bio-waste factory:
TACTIC: Props, beautiful/funny animation, creative communication, animals, personification of molecules (greenscreen, costumes).
Treat audience empathetically. "You know this already." It's always "we", never "you." Never condescend to your audience. No graphs! Doggies, bicycles, farts.
The Life of Hydrogen is a science program. Goal: demonstrate the science in an artful, clear way. How do we get hydrogen and where do we get it from?