Category Archives: science education

Studying Hard at Hogwarts: The Effectiveness of using Harry Potter to Educate about Science

Introduction Since its inception in the late 1980’s, the field of science communication has focused  on understanding the complex relationship between the public and scientific researchers, and developing methods of communicating scientific concepts to the wider public with the goal … Continue reading

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Student’s impressions of the gender imbalance in physics

Undergraduate students at the ANU were surveyed regarding the gender imbalance in physics. The online survey conducted during semester 2, 2012, involving 65 physics students, and was part of a self-directed research project for SCOM3003 ‘Special topics in science communication’. … Continue reading

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The Feynmann Series

From the creators of ‘The Sagan Series’, an awesome series of videos promoting  scientific education and scientific literacy in the general population, comes “The Feynmann Series’, a new awesome series of videos promoting  scientific education and scientific literacy in the … Continue reading

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SN2 vs SN1 rxns – Stories of Eternal Love & Conflict

Guest post by:  Rami Ibo On the occasion of the 2011 International Year of Chemistry, the Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Division (I) of IUPAC announced a Student Chemistry Cartoon Competition. The goal of the competition was to illustrate a chemistry principle … Continue reading

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