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How can you make science cool?
Lynn Brunelle is a four-time Emmy Award-winning writer for “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” and she describes her time working on the Nye’s show as similar to working for a combination of Mr. Wizard and Saturday Night Live.
“It [Nye’s show] tapped into my love for writing funny things,” said Brunelle.
Brunelle said she enjoys making difficult concepts accessible and fun.
“In my experience, if it’s funny, and you laugh, you remember it,” said Brunelle.
Over the past several years, Brunelle has shifted her energy into writing science books directed towards kids and those that educate them.
Her works include “Pop Bottle Science,”“Big Science for Little People” and she’s releasing a new book which will be available April 3 called “Turn This Book into a Beehive.”
The latter is packed with 19 sensory-driven experiments and activities that offer a deeper understanding of what it’s like to BE a bee.
Brunelle says “You actually do turn the book into a beehive!”
The book comes with a removable book jacket and paper nesting tubes that turn into a home for the mason bee, with each “room” providing space for 10-12 mason bee babies.
Ignite that love for science when they’re young
In our conversation in Episode 40 of Class Dismissed, Brunelle talks about the importance of encouraging more girls to learn STEM and she tells us the age kids usually decide if they’re going to be interested in science.
Brunelle believes that everyone is a science person because it’s all based on how the world works.
“I think we need to rebrand this and show how cool it is.” Said Brunelle.
You can listen to our full conversation with Brunelle on iTunes here.