At Twitter, Ben Lillie has been collecting Science Sparks — the first experiences with science or some science-related thing that made people connect emotionally with nature, space, math, and wonder. He's collected them into a Storify that's worth reading, especially if (like me) you're thinking about ways to get kids engaged with science. My Science Spark: It's a toss-up between the epic multi-habitat diorama at the University of Kansas' Dyche Museum of Natural History (a place I visited so frequently as a child that I almost feel more of a connection to it than to any house I lived in) and the adorably illustrated adventures of Louis Pasteur and Marie Curie from the ValueTales book series.
Researchers Kenny Travouillon (Western Australian Museum), Christine Cooper (Curtin University), Jemmy Bouzin (Curtin University), Linette Umbrello (Queensland University of Technology), and Simon Lewis (Curtin Univesrity) recently published an article entitled… READ THE REST
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