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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sharing Science

I recently got a new job; which I love. Not that I didn't love my old job, selling records and movies, working with a different kind of nerds than the kind of nerds I surround myself with at the University. But this new job brings me profound joy. I am now a science communicator for the University of Oslo.

The job is not very glamorous, but it constantly reminds me of the wonders of the natural world and why I got into science in the first place. I visit schools or have students visit me at the University, and talk about the possibilities when studying sciences. In Norwegian, we call them "Realfag", which almost and with a little goodwill means "The Real Subjects". Anyway. When we go to speak to classes in junior high, bringing som visual tricks is often a good idea to get the class engaged and keep their focus when most of what you're telling them is about study opportunities at their hopefully next level of education. So I've started collecting these tricks. Here's one I'm going to have to try immediately, and hopefully with my nieces over X-mas.

So simple, and so lovely!

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