Category Archives: public science

The dimensions of natural disasters

“If you’re not on a fault zone, a volcanically active zone, or a tsunami zone, you’re probably in a valley that’s prone to flooding or having things tumble down the hills towards you.” So opines risk consultant Tony Taig in … Continue reading

Categories: earthquakes, geohazards, public science

My class visits the Geology Department – by Geokid

I went on a tour with my class yesterday in the Geology Department of Kent State University. My mom, my dad, and I led the tour. We got there by traveling on a special bus that had painted windows. When … Continue reading

Categories: by Geokid, public science, teaching

The Up-Goer Five Challenge: now at Scientific American

Anne and I have continued to be blown away by the magnitude of the response to Anne’s original challenge to explain your scientific research using only a list of the thousand most commonly used English words. Ten Hundred Words of … Continue reading

Categories: public science, science education

Ten hundred words of science spreads like wildfire…and gets a Tumblr!

Wow. Wow. Wow. When I challenged you yesterday to explain geoscience (or any science) research using only the 1000 most common English words, I had no idea how many amazing responses I was going to get to read. It is … Continue reading

Categories: public science

Explaining geoscience using only the 10 hundred most common words

Take the challenge and join the growing list of scientists explaining their discipline using only 1000 common words. Continue reading

Categories: academic life, public science, science education