A single eagle feather sits on the table in Simon Monteith's kitchen, beside hydrogen peroxide, dish soap, food colouring and a baking dish. For the past two years, the nine-year-old Cree youth from Opaskwayak Cree Nation in northern Manitoba has been sharing his love of all things science related - virtually. Using his kitchen as a backdrop, Simon has produced roughly 60 educational videos and posted them to social media under the moniker Simon The Scientist. It began when Simon wanted to create a video to help explain the COVID-19 virus to other children and youth. "It's fascinating that a kid has a unique ability to teach scientific concepts or complex concepts to other children in a very unique way," says his mother, Jacqueline. "Kids teaching kids is a way that children will understand as opposed to adults trying to teach children."

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