BLINDING YOU WITH SCIENCE

Learn to use science to make a better world

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Discover how to stun, dazzle and change minds using extreme science experimentation whilst becoming an ace science presenter and communicator.

Learn how to tell exciting and engaging stories that can shift opinion and influence science deniers. Use principles of science communication to create an impact and share your passion with others.

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1 full-day at an ACS school
6 weeks independent and group learning
20 hour project / performance of understanding
Half-day celebration of learning at an ACS school
6 weeks to complete

Next Course Dates:

10th February 2023 – Course begins on-site
11th February – 24th March 2023 – Students work online collaboratively and with weekly 1:1 tutorials
25th March 2023 – Celebration of learning: students return on-site to present their project outcomes.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Interested and interesting students aged 14-17, who are passionate about science and committed to learning how to deepen and share their understanding and impact in the world.

Students eager to prepare early for future careers in science, media, communications, education and performance. Future global thinkers, doers and problem-solvers should apply. Risk takers and explorers are welcome here.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

The key principles and ethics in science communication

Explaining the science behind global challenges in ways that can persuade people to change their behaviour

Using science to help make a better and more peaceful world

How to avoid being duped by bad science, pseudo-science and fake news

Understanding the mechanics and technology of science communication & production

The mechanics and technology of science communication & production

Making up your own mind about what’s true—and what’s not

Critically evaluating the work of people who think they’re setting social media on fire with extreme science blogs, podcasts, and videos

+ ALOT MORE

2/3

of extreme weather events

In the last 20 years were influenced by humans

Matthew Tosh

Matthew is a renowned science presenter, pyrotechnician and training consultant. Matthew has fronted a wide range of acclaimed programmes including “Resource Review” series and “Teacher TV”. He has provided science and education consultancy for production companies and has made appearances on programmes for BBC, Sky and ITV. He has designed learning materials for 78,000 students for the National Science and Engineering week, and has written education resources for the European Space Agency.

In recent years, Matthew’s teaching skill has found a home in a different kind of classroom. He has received several teaching commissions at universities around the world: Monash University (Australia), the University of Bath (UK) and Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (Portugal). Working with the teachers, scholars and leaders of tomorrow, he helps them develop SciComm skills, as well as the tools and confidence to share their message. Matthew’s guiding principle is to effect change – through his work, he hopes that others will have the skills to continue this in future.

This course meets:

Next Generation Science Standards performance expectations for Science Communication and the cross-cutting concept of the Influence of Engineering, Technology and Science on Society and the Natural World

US Common Core English Language Arts standards for Reading, Writing and Digital Media Production

International Society for Technology in Education standards for developing Empowered Learners, Knowledge Constructors and Creative Communicators

Find out how to share your extreme science passion and unlock its secrets for others. As we’ve seen in the pandemic and climate change, communicating the importance of science is critical to solving the world’s most urgent issues.

Watch first-hand as our industry expert carries out exhilteraring experiments and pushes scientific boundaries.
Be the change. Develop a positive, optimistic perspective that will help people believe change is possible.

Go beyond classroom science lessons and traditional experiments, and find out how you can change the world. Create with confidence, communicate with conviction, and take ownership of your own education.

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Discover how to stun, dazzle and change minds using extreme science experimentation whilst becoming an ace science presenter and communicator. Learn how to tell exciting and engaging stories that can shift opinion and influence science deniers. Use principles of science communication to create an impact and share your passion with others.