By now, we should not need to be “arguing” the need for mask-wearing in public. The science out there is abundant!

But when it comes to my own kids (who get a little more leeway than obstinate adults), I have found that providing a solid reason for something they need to do makes them much more willing to get on board. Especially when it comes from someone they already love and trust, like Bill Nye.

So thank goodness for The Science Guy himself,  and Bill Nye’s super simple, easy-to-understand demonstration of why we all need to wear face masks right now.

My kids don’t want a 30 minute droning, scientific explanation. They want short and simple.

This is it.

Related: 4 cool face mask accessories to make them a little more comfortable. Our readers are flipping for these!

Bill Nye explains the benefits and effectiveness of face masks to kids (and adults!) in just seconds | cool mom picksBill Nye explains the benefits and effectiveness of face masks to kids (and adults!) in just seconds | cool mom picks

Bill Nye explains the benefits and effectiveness of face masks to kids (and adults!) in just seconds | cool mom picks

Whatever age your kids are, I suggest you watch Bill Nye’s short TikTok video on face mask effectivenes. When you’re through, watch this other one that hilariously shows how n95 masks work and why we need everyone who can to wear them. (Bonus: He also reinforces the actual definition of the word “literally.”)

If this doesn’t convince any reluctant mask-wears, you can always your kids it’s “because I told you so.” We do still get to be the parents.

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