Adorable 3-Year-Old Periodic Table Expert Brielle

Adorable 3-Year-Old Periodic Table Expert Brielle


– Our next guest can recite
the entire Periodic Table,
so she’s either really smart
or just a complete show-off.
From Salinas, California,
please welcome three-year-old
Brielle and her mom, Carrie.
Hi, Brielle.
– Hi.
– I kept seeing you
in the hallway out there.
Did you see me in the hallway?
– Yes.
– And then I ran away.
Yeah.
Okay, so you’re three years old,
and you know
the whole Period Table.
How did you learn?
When did you start
learning all that?
– Uh…
– How old were you?
– Three years old.
– You’re three years old now.
When did she start
getting interested in this?
– We actually got flash cards
for her in April.
– Uh-huh, in April?
– So, it’s been about–yeah.
It’s been about
six months or so.
– And–
– Yeah, we hardly ever
spend time doing it.
She can learn just so quickly.
– Can–can you read?
– No, not yet,
but I’m sounding out words.
[applause]
– Yeah.
– Me too.
[laughter]
What else do you like to
learn about?
– I know all
my states and capitals.
– All your states and capitals.
– And I also…know…
the Periodic Table of Elements.
– Yes.
– And…
I know all my countries
in Europe and Africa.
And also the presidents.
– You’re making me feel bad
about myself.
[laughter]
Wow, and the presidents, too.
Who’s your favorite president?
– Barack Obama because…
[applause]
He was president
when I was born.
– He was president
when you were born.
Yes.
I have shoes
that are older than you.
But…okay.
So here–
I’m gonna show you some,
and you’re gonna tell us
what this is.
What is that?
– Geranium.
– Geranium.
Um…what is this?
– K, potassium.
– K, potassium.
You want to tell me some facts
about that?
– Yes.
It’s in bananas.
– Found in bananas.
– And that’s why bananas also
helps our nose function.
That means it sends our brain
information to our muscles.
– Wow.
[applause]
You must eat lots of bananas.
And this is?
– Iodine.
– Iodine.
– It kills bacteria.
– Yes, it does kill bacteria.
And this is?
– Chlorine.
– Chlorine.
And this is?
– Strontium.
It’s in fireworks
to make them loud.
And it also used in dark paints.
– What is strontium?
What is it?
– Strontium.
– Sorry.
Um…
[laughter]
What is this?
– Phosphorus.
– Phosphorus.
They all look alike to me.
I don’t know what–
and what is phosphorus?
Tell me about that.
– It’s a chameleon.
– It is a chameleon.
Why is that?
– That means
it can be different colors.
– That’s right.
– Black or white.
When it’s white,
it’s least stable,
and also burns under water.
– It burns under water?
– Isn’t that crazy?
[laughter and applause]
– It is crazy.
It is crazy.
And this is?
– Tantalum.
[indistinct]
And if you have a map,
I can show you.
– I still wouldn’t know what…
How do you remember–
you’re three years old.
How do you remember all this?
– My new brain just remembers.
[laughter and applause]
– Your little brain
just remembers?
I think it’s a big brain.
I think it’s a big brain
remembered all kinds of things.
That’s amazing.
Okay.
Before we go, you named your dog
one of the elements, right?
– Yes.
– What did you name your dog?
– Nici.
– Nici? Short for what?
– Because it’s one of
my elements.
– And which element is that?
– The right to say it is
Copernicium.
– But Nici is short for that?
– Yes.
– Okay.
[laughter]
All right, so you love to study,
and your favorite color is
purple, right?
– Yes.
– I’m just guessing
because of your dress,
but I actually knew that,
so I got you something, okay?
Let’s bring it out.
All right,
you have a little station.
Come on over here.
– Go with Ellen.
Go.
– Come on.
[applause]
– Oh, my goodness.
Brielle.
– It’s a little station
that you can study.
You have a desk, and you have–
everything is purple on there.
Isn’t that nice?
– Yes.
– And there’s all kinds of books
that you can probably read
tonight, and…
– Thank you.
[laughter]

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