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Hey kids. Maybe you can teach them a thing or two about science



Stick figure The Florida Citizens for Science is hoping to eliminate some misconceptions about science with the help of the state's students.

The group is holding a Stick Science contest - that's where you draw a cartoon using stick figures (not everyone can draw) - in which kids illuminate the truth about a widely held but false belief about science:

"Your job is to create a cartoon that can be used to educate the general public and especially decision makers (state legislators, school board members) about the truth behind one false argument."

Children under 12 have a separate division in which they would draw about why understanding science is important.

They've got some impressive judges, including Genie Scott of the National Center for Science Education and Discover magazine science blogger Phil Plait. And  they've got some pretty cool science-oriented prizes, too. (We'll take the T-shirt and cap from the McMurdo Science Station in Antarctica, thanks.)

Want to play? Check out the rules and then, good luck.


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:19am]


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