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FORCE2018 at McGill University on October 11-12, 2018 – with pre-conference workshops on Oct 10 hosted at Concordia University
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Friday, October 12 • 9:30am - 10:00am
Explain It to Me Like I Am Five Years Old: Science Outreach as a Model for Conference Presentations

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Why don't we explain research to adults like we explain it to kids? University of Washington Science Explorers is a science outreach program that brings science lessons one day a week to a Seattle Elementary school. The graduate students running this program have developed a method for designing engaging and effective science lessons for students using a combination of multimedia resources and hands-on activities. My talk will explain how this structure used to engage elementary students can also be used to design scholarly talks like conference presentations. Using this method, it is possible to be more effective at grabbing an audience's attention, keeping them involved in a talk and improve their retention and appreciation for the information. To demonstrate this, I will structure this FORCE2018 talk using those methods.


Brian Katona

University of Washington