Egg cups + Haikus for science communication

Written by Mirjam:

#SciCommChall in March was to come up with a small scicomm “thing” that could be used during Easter Sunday breakfast to spark discussion of some science idea. I really like the Norwegian tradition of crime story cartoons on milk packaging around Easter, and thought that it might be neat to try out that format (or at least use it as inspiration). Here is what I came up with:

First: Haikus for everyone involved in KiSOC! A Haiku is a japanese poem with three lines à 5-7-5 syllables. Here we go:

I then added short explanations of whose research those Haikus were based on, and what the research is about.

Then I made the whole thing into ………. individual egg holders for our Easter celebration! (Not that we would usually have Easter celebrations at work, but I promised one, and the March challenge lends itself perfectly…).

So this is what the finished product looks like (except that there are a lot more egg cups, since there are a lot more people involved in that project): Haikus + little drawings on the outside, and explanations hidden on the inside!

And here is a poster, summing up the March #SciCommChall (click to access .pdf)

Are you interested in participating in our #SciCommChall? Sign up here and I will email you at the beginning of every month with that month’s #SciCommChall. The only rule is that there are no rules. Participate or don’t, use your own research or someone else’s, share with us or don’t, be inspired by the challenge or use that inspiration for something else 🙂

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