Living Lab combines research with outreach -- Science Nation
Living Lab combines research with outreach
It's hands-on time at the Museum of Science Discovery Center in Boston (MOS). Kids can touch and play their way through scientific exhibits, and even take part in actual science experiments in Living Laboratory, a model for informal cognitive science education. Scientists ask visiting parents if their kids can take part in a quick exercise for one of the ongoing studies. With support from NSF, Becki Kipling and her team provide training that helps scientists speak one-on-one with parents and guardians. The goal is to help parents better understand the scientific process while, at the same time, giving researchers the opportunity to hone their communication skills.
This is an episode from Science Nation, NSF's online magazine that's all about science for the people.
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