I remember, as a student, at the end of a course on “Vibrations and Waves”, the lecturer played the Beach Boys hit song: Good Vibrations. It was the late sixties and in those days novel innovation was the norm. Today, we appreciate the value of music in teaching, and in “Using Science Songs to Enhance Learning”, Gregory Crowther discusses the benefit of incorporating songs into university-level courses.
For many scientists, communication is a struggle. In: “The Pitfalls and Perils of Communicating Science”, Hank Campbell gives a useful list of dos and don’ts (mostly don’ts).
Interdisciplinary field trips between science and fine art students are unusual. Susan Jacobson, Jennifer Seavey and Robert Mueller describe one such case study to a remote marine field laboratory in Florida, in the context of climate change. They report that the dynamics between the two groups produced a positive outcome.
One of the most basic human functions is eating. In: “The molecules we eat”, Amy Rowat explains how food can be a means of engaging science students. Food “can incite curiosity about everyday foods that we eat and is an excellent, inexpensive tool for experimentation.” Bon Appetit!