Please use these materials freely in your own student/scientist trainings, and let me know if you have any suggestions!
- Slides (skip to slide 24 -- although you're welcome to borrow any others that you like!)
- Research papers (11 of them)
- Media packets corresponding to papers
Note: To build your own additional packets, I recommend the following steps:
- Go to AAAS Science Shots to find great blurbs with links to the original scientific papers.
- Use Google News (or just plain Google) to search for media hits on the paper (try keyword combinations that include subject matter, author name, author institution)
- Encourage participants who complete this activity to report back to the group on their process - how did their ideas compare to what was published? Any surprises?
- To build on what I've done:
- Include in the media packets any popular Tweets or other social media associated with these news articles
- Include in the media packets whatever metrics of success you can discern from the web articles (number of user shares, number of user comments)