Nena’s science in one picture

For April’s #scicommchall, Nena writes:

“I want to show people our great world of #biodiversity. There are so many #animals and #plants around us, one or the other just needs to be made aware of it.
Every day I try to #inspire people of different ages to see how colorful and beautiful the #environment is. And that is one of the best jobs, to be passionate biologist and to pass in this #enthusiasm.”

Alice shows us where to stand to see a rainbow

For April’s #SciCommChall, Alice (@scied_alice) shows us science in one picture! On her Instagram she writes:

“It‘s time for the April Science Communication Challenge! How do we need to stand to see a rainbow?
First, we need rain. You probably knew about that. Without rain there is no rainbow.

Secondly, we also need some sun. Because a rainbow just appears when the sun rays hit the raindrops and get diffracted. The diffraction depends on the wavelength of the light and since sunlight consists of all colors, it gets split into this beautiful spectrum.

So where do we have to stand to see a rainbow? We have to be right in the middle of sun and rain with the sun at our back. The sunlight travels to the rain (but not right into our eyes), hits the little drops of water and gets diffracted and reflected. The reflected light then hits our eyes and we see the light as a rainbow.

It‘s a beautiful message isn‘t it? Sometimes we have to turn our back to the sun to see the beautiful rainbow. Very poetic.”

April’s #SciCommChall: Science GIFs!

This month‘s Science Communication challenge is specifically designed for Instagram! Our friend Stina @stina.biologista had the idea to explain some science in GIFs or images only. You can use the template (don‘t forget to tag her and us — @scicommchall) and explain some Science in GIFs or images. It can be something from your field of work or something you see everyday. We recommend posting it in your Instagram Story and downloading it to also post it in your feed.

Here are the templates for your story (find the ones for the feed below):

And the templates for your feed: