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Investigating Science through Story

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Educurious Team

on 12 March 2015

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Transcript of Investigating Science through Story

Module 1
Video Rebecca Skloot - author of the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Read the prologue
Learn about the 5Rs
Make 5R posters
Module 3
Begin to explore science topics
Video- Skloot- Writing about Science
Strawberry DNA Extraction Lab
Cell Cycle Game
Video- Ally Ruchman- Teen science writer
Module 2
3Rs- Research, Reflection and Real-life
View Skloot video on writing on an event from history
Mark up a CNF text
Read Laurie's Cancer Blog
Where are the overlaps?
Genre Study
Investigating Science Through Story
Need To Know Question
How can we make complex and current science content relevant, accessible, and personal?
Module 4
Write a CNF pitch
Get feedback from an expert
Deliver the pitch to class
View Skloot video on inspiration
Study the Braided Narrative
Outline your CNF article
The Project
Write a creative non-fiction (CNF) piece about a topic of your choice. Then turn your writing into a vodcast, podcast, zine or infographic.
(These are HeLa Cells )
Project Studio Days
Project station exploration
Learn technology
Develop a story pitch and presentation
Backwards planning
Develop a work plan

Modules 5 & 6
MLA workshop
Layout workshop
Peer review
Expert feedback
Final Presentation
On the way you will read a science novel, learn to identify the parts of braided narrative, and make your own book pitch.
Why Care?
CNF reading is a tool of lifelong learning
The public needs to understand science, and science can be very interesting
CNF storytelling can change public attitudes and change behaviors
CNF writing is the key to careers in documentary film, news writing, technical writing and popular books
What's science got to do
with stories?
Comparing Genres
What do I Want to Know More About?
Research and writing
Project Days and Sharing it Out
Here are some of the activities you will do as you explore science through story and complete your
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