Category: The Captain

From the Captain’s Desk

My motivation for starting a science literacy program

Science literacy. It’s more than a buzz-phrase, it is a foundation stone of science itself. Without it, we would not have lively debates, new ideas building off old ideas, and the all important critical thinking to keep the cycle going. Generally, teachers look for “literacy” in the form of understanding and doing well on exams. …

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What makes a scientist?

When doing community outreach for science, you hear some amazingly intuitive questions. Normally these questions are from the inquisitive minds of five- or six-year olds, and are along the lines of how things work and why they work that way. While doing a demonstration on vortexes in tornadoes, one eight-year old little girl had other …

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The good, the bad, and the apology

I need to tell you all a little tale about what happens when they let me free to clean up things on the forums and behind the scenes. This, of course, comes with a confession about how OCD on organised and clean I like things to be. Well, I’m a little OCD on having things …

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