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Making an Exhibition of your Science

Posted by on November 22nd, 2013

What is a science exhibition? These are publicly accessible exhibitions that hold stalls designed to communicate specific areas of science to a lay audience. They tend to vary in terms of their content and the groups of people they are intended to engage with but will usually involve a series of organised events and stalls[…]

Outreach activity- Using modified ping-pong balls to demonstrate early embryogenesis and embryonic stem cell activity

Posted by on November 22nd, 2013

  Why is this a good activity? It is often difficult to communicate how the organization of individual cells can affect later function, particularly with regard to early embryogenesis and the organization of embryonic stem cells. This activity allows a simple way of visualizing these processes to all age groups from any educational background. The[…]

Cosy Science: science cafés in the pub

Posted by on November 14th, 2013

Cosy Science is a non profit organisation formed in 2012 at Cancer Research UK London Research Institute, by a group of young scientists: Olga Martins de Brito, Kinga Bercsenyi and Nathalie Schmieg. After few months the team expanded with the additions of Mario Ruiz, Alessandra Audia, Michael Parkinson and Mariana Campos.   Cosy Science Team:[…]

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here!

Posted by on October 25th, 2013

For those of you who haven’t heard of it before, ‘I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here!‘ is an online event that aims to connect school children with real working scientists. In the two weeks over which the event runs, the students get to interact with scientists online and ask them anything they like[…]

Evo Devo Art

Posted by on October 21st, 2013

I make art that brings together music, animation, and performance to explore evolutionary and developmental biology themes. I aim to illuminate the magic of the biological world for a broad audience of scientists and non-scientists, young and old. In order to communicate science to the general public and fuel a sense of awe at the[…]

The European Learning Laboratory for the Life Sciences – Bridging the gap between science and schools

Posted by on October 17th, 2013

Research in the modern life sciences is moving forward at an enormous pace and is generating massive amounts of data and new insights into the molecular principles of life on Earth. More than ever it is important for science teachers to stay up-to-date and to refresh their knowledge continuously. They are an important professional group,[…]

Outreach activity- fold your own protein

Posted by on October 17th, 2013

Have you ever folded a protein with your hands? You can do so by visiting our TeachingBASE. We invite you to create your own three-dimensional model of a protein using an A4 paper template. By following the provided instructions we show you how to fold a triosephosphate isomerase (TIM) barrel. TIM barrels are some of[…]

Outreach activity- Speed-dating with scientists

Posted by on October 10th, 2013

Why is this a good activity? This event takes the form of a 5-minute conversation between a scientist and a visitor in a relaxed and entertaining space in a way of breaking down the stereotypes of scientists, encouraging scientific careers and involving the public in science-related issues. Researchers who take part range from PhD students[…]

Science powered by music

Posted by on October 10th, 2013

Coldplay were one of the main attractions of the famous Optimus Alive Oeiras music festival, in Portugal. The concert was sold out and, as with any other concert, fans wanted to hear their favourite songs and the band did not disappoint. An explosion of applause came when the audience heard the first chords of “The[…]

Science outreach- a new series on the Node!

Posted by on October 10th, 2013

Researchers are being encouraged now more than ever to communicate their science to the public. First and foremost science communication is a way to share the enjoyment and excitement of science to others. But in a time of austerity, successfully communicating research is also important to justify to the public that funds it what scientists[…]