How far can you go on one burrito?

By Julie Noblitt
Green Ninja

As Dr. Eugene Cordero took to the stage at the TEDxSanJoseCA conference last month, he showed a slide with a picture of his favorite tee-shirt and posed this question to the audience: How far do you think you could you go on the energy you get from eating one burrito? This drew an appreciative laugh from the audience as he began to explain.

What do you think? Is the claim on his tee-shirt correct? How would you go about figuring this out?

Questions like these fuel the imaginations of us here at The Green Ninja Project. Our scientists, educators, and filmmakers create engaging, fun, and creative ways for students to learn about the science behind our changing environment. The Green Ninja™ energizes, activates, and engages students (and teachers!) to make a difference. We create resources teachers can use, such as:

award-winning cartoons like Footprint Renovation
fun student projects like the Smart Energy Contest
easy-to-use lesson ideas such as our recent lesson on TED-Ed
and much more!

Stay tuned to hear more about our upcoming projects. In the meantime, check out Eugene Cordero’s 13-minute TEDx talk and tell us where you fall on Eugene’s burrito enjoyment index. And see the Green Ninja make his dramatic entrance with a special-delivery burrito.

You won’t believe how high he can leap. Go Green Ninja!

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  • Carla Archuleta
    June 22, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    I always knew a burrito had super powers

  • Pip Fedallah
    June 22, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    One time mi Tia made some bad ones, I think I went to hell and back.

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