Profile: Adam Blankenbicker

Adam Blankenbicker is an Education Specialist at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. Before entering informal science education, he earned his B.S. in Geology and Geological Oceanography with a Minor in Mathematics at the University of Rhode Island in 2004. In 2009 he completed his M.S. in Geology at Michigan Technological University in a program that allowed him to do research while serving in the United States Peace Corps in Guatemala, near the Santa Maria-Santiaguito volcano complex. After returning to the United States he continued his work in formal and informal education with the Massachusetts Audubon Society and the Museum of Science in Boston, MA. He is interested in active, participatory learning for all types of learners and what informal science education centers are doing to educate and engage the public in science.

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Learning From Hollywood's Bad Science

Sure, movies have that creative license to add drama, but not everyone knows where the line is between truth and fiction. This is a great teaching moment to point out inaccuracies, because left unattended these moments will lead to misconceptions. Whether you're just simply curious, or a parent or teacher, this will inspire you to learn more!
This is part of a NoteStream Series called Real Life Science.

Category: Science

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