When preparing science media for children, treat the children with the utmost respect and be playful with the science.
Too often, I see this done the other way around. Which is wrong on both counts. This is one of those things which is at once staggeringly obvious, and deceptively subtle.
In a demonstration lecture we rely on the ‘demonstration’ to drive attention, and shy away from the ‘lecture.’ We run away from aesthetics, emotion and character, which leaves only exposition — and we’re at least dimly aware exposition is the dull bit. Best throw in another explosion.
– via StoryCog – Blog.
Yes, I’m cross-posting to my own site again. But it only looks bad because that laggard Shaha hasn’t written anything here yet. And really, read this, it’s good.