OTTAWA (NEWS 1130) — The prime minister is following through with his promise to help children with their homework during this pandemic.
Last week, Justin Trudeau asked parents to tweet their children’s homework problems to him, and his office would try to find an answer.
Six-year-old Emma responded and asked, “What does a sun look like when it explodes?”
Trudeau asked Minister of Transportation and former Astronaut Marc Garneau for his thoughts.
“One day, billions of years from now, when it’s used up all its fuel, it’s going to get bigger and bigger and bigger in which would call a ‘red giant,’ and billions of years later, it’s going to shrink down again in to what we call a ‘white dwarf,’ it’ll be about the size of the Earth,” Garneau says.
Thank you, Prime Minister. Emma, that’s a great question, I’m very happy to help you find out what a star would look like when it explodes! #CanadaHomeworkHelp @JustinTrudeau @GusRitz https://t.co/vweoGEv0a1 pic.twitter.com/GPJFtGacv1
— Marc Garneau (@MarcGarneau) May 15, 2020
And it looks like more than just kids are learning something from this.
One adult tweets, “Thanks Marc, from all the really big kids who didn’t know neither.”
Thanks Marc, from all the really big kids who didn’t know neither.
— Amanda (@Caseykins421) May 16, 2020
Trudeau says if your kids have a difficult question your kid wants to ask, reply to his tweet or use the hashtag #CanadaHomeworkHelp, and he will try to get back to you.
“After all, the way we’re gonna get through this is by pulling together,” Trudeau says.
Hey parents! If your kids are stuck on a homework question, feel free to pass this message along. Because as a teacher, I want to help out. Let me know what the difficult question is by replying to this tweet or using the hashtag #CanadaHomeworkHelp – and I’ll see what I can do. pic.twitter.com/MivkOaE8KM
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) May 10, 2020