A 6-year-old girl wearing a badass Albert Einstein t-shirt recently had the rare chance to ask everyone’s favorite cosmologist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, what first graders like her can do to help the Earth.
Tyson’s response? Keep banging those pots, keep stomping in those muddy puddles.
“You are making a splash crater,” Tyson explained. “These are experiments. Just tell your parents they’re experiments and you want to become a scientist and they won’t stop you from doing anything you want.”
Basically, don’t let the grown-ups squash your curiosity! Watch his heartwarming advice in full below: