A walk in the park? Teaching kids to think like scientists

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Katrina Vera Wong, Multimedia co-editor When I was 14, I was asked to mix some chemicals together for an exam. The result was a beaker full of dazzling, golden glitter. Until then, chemistry had been an interesting but purely academic subject. But once I saw that first sparkle, I appreciated it on a deeper level. […]

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Comment intéresser les jeunes à l’écriture scientifique populaire

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Par Alex Chattwood, éditeur Communications, éducation et diffusion Comme plusieurs scientifiques qui tentent de faire leur place dans le domaine de la communication scientifique, j’ai participé à plusieurs ateliers de développement professionnel. Il y a quelques semaines, j’assistais à un atelier sur l’utilisation de stratégies de conte d’histoires développées par Pixar pour la communication scientifique, […]

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Making Big Ideas Happen

SWCC People’s Choice Award Winner – Canada’s Favourite Science Site: Let’s Talk Science By Malgosia Ip, for SWCC Amy Cook was a graduate student at Western University when she and her colleague Mira Ray started a small not-for-profit organization called CRAM Science. They were both passionate about science outreach, but found that outreach activities typically […]

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Science Essays: Another Way to Explore the Facts

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By Erin Zimmerman, Co-editor, Science in Society “A piece of writing has to start somewhere, go somewhere, and sit down when it gets there.” — Essayist John McPhee, Draft No. 4 What is it? Many people are unaware that science essays are their own genre. They can masquerade as other things: features, reviews, researched personal essays, […]

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