This interactive textile satirizes the rhetoric of science classes. Recent articles about issues ranging from climate change to the Doomsday Clock to abortion restrictions highlight a discrepancy between the scientific realities of so many current issues and the naivety with which so many people view the subject. Coming from a school in Georgia which made national headlines a few years ago for having a teacher who taught Creationism, I can’t really say I had a great science education. While I hold a satisfactory understanding of the way the world works, I find it quite difficult to reconcile the pervasive “fun labs” and “cool facts” teaching style with far more grim way science affects me now. With that in mind, I wanted to make a toy which makes tangible the frivolity of the way I viewed science until fairly recently. Much like a baby toy, this textile invites viewers to create their own experiences — velcro on the back of the plush shapes allows the piece to be interactive. This welcoming squishiness highlights a contrast between the softness of the way science is taught and the concept of "hard sciences" itself. The plush elements can be placed in either an orderly or randomized way, and the phrases can be combined with other elements in ways that offer a new or darker meaning. Most of the fabric used is either UV-printed or laser-cut with vectorized images of microscope slides. The text reflects the overly enthused rhetoric of many science classes. The words "The mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell," an phrase that almost every American student knows by heart, seems empty and meaningless when jumbled among other plush shapes. Hand-embroidery of the words “science rules” onto glove-like shapes printed with coat hangers manifests the idea that a preoccupation with the flashier side of science inevitably comes with many consequences.