During my time as a geologist I found that a really good way of sharing and explaining my work to people (especially non-scientists) was through Lego, and I’ve made a bunch of science-themed photos and stop-motion animations over the last few years.
So, as we’ve already had a science fiction week, I think we should have a science fact week!
I want you to try and represent a scientific concept in your photography.
It could be an interesting ecological fact about animal interaction.
Or it could demonstrate the effects of climate change.
It could be some cool space science!
Or maybe you want to show a scientist out and about doing their research!
The Crazy Scientist Stereotype
And if you are including a scientist think about who they might be.
Scientists are not all crazy haired men with thick glasses dangerously playing around with flasks of brightly coloured liquids.
Representation in science is so so important and it is crucial to show that absolutely anybody can be a scientist.
So get your thinking caps and your safety goggles on and let’s learn some science facts!!
And yes, we do have some scientific tags for you.
PS. The images here were created as part of the #SiPgoesMuppets series and in no way want to imply that Dr. Bunzen and Beaker are not respectable scientists. They have made great breakthroughs in the field of Muppeteering.