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Cuddly Science 
Sarah Snell-Pym
We have the wherewithal, the 
know-it-all to feed everybody, 
clothe everybody, and give every 
human on Earth a chance. 
...
Teach a child to 
think, to 
investigate, to 
innovate 
And they will solve their own 
problems, those of their 
community...
Image Problem
Science is for EVERYONE
Make Science Cuddly 
๏ Sci-Art 
๏ Knitting patterns 
๏ Stories 
๏ Relate it to things they know
Accessibility
Start the thinking young
What is Cuddly 
Science? 
A way to engage children in 
science, technology, engineering, 
maths and medicine
Story Telling and Kids Who 
Can’t Count
Role Models 
๏ Alan Turing only had one pair of trousers 
๏ I had home made clothes and shoes with 
holes in 
๏ No one in ...
Engagement
Solutions from endemic 
knowledge, knowledge 
from thought, investigation 
and self confidence
Universe in a Box
The Future 
๏ Tablet computers to help overcome 
language barriers 
๏ More puppets! 
๏ Hand and finger puppets for kids to...
Self Perpetuating
Thankyou 
๏ UWE science communication department 
๏ My mother who helped make the puppets 
๏ Alaric who drives me to festi...
'Ignite: For Good' presentation 8: Cuddly Science, Sarah Snell-Pym
'Ignite: For Good' presentation 8: Cuddly Science, Sarah Snell-Pym
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'Ignite: For Good' presentation 8: Cuddly Science, Sarah Snell-Pym

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This is Sarah Snell-Pym's presentation which she gave during the 'Ignite: For Good' evening mySociety hosted on 29th October 2014 as part of the Bath Digital Festival. Description: Cuddly Science, through puppets, play, exploration and technology aims to show kids and adults the wonders of the STEMM subjects and hopefully inspire the future generation, instilling a 'can do' attitude and putting a lid on exclusion.

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'Ignite: For Good' presentation 8: Cuddly Science, Sarah Snell-Pym

  1. 1. Cuddly Science Sarah Snell-Pym
  2. 2. We have the wherewithal, the know-it-all to feed everybody, clothe everybody, and give every human on Earth a chance. Richard Buckminster Fuller
  3. 3. Teach a child to think, to investigate, to innovate And they will solve their own problems, those of their community and maybe global ones too.
  4. 4. Image Problem
  5. 5. Science is for EVERYONE
  6. 6. Make Science Cuddly ๏ Sci-Art ๏ Knitting patterns ๏ Stories ๏ Relate it to things they know
  7. 7. Accessibility
  8. 8. Start the thinking young
  9. 9. What is Cuddly Science? A way to engage children in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine
  10. 10. Story Telling and Kids Who Can’t Count
  11. 11. Role Models ๏ Alan Turing only had one pair of trousers ๏ I had home made clothes and shoes with holes in ๏ No one in my family went to university ๏ Role models are important
  12. 12. Engagement
  13. 13. Solutions from endemic knowledge, knowledge from thought, investigation and self confidence
  14. 14. Universe in a Box
  15. 15. The Future ๏ Tablet computers to help overcome language barriers ๏ More puppets! ๏ Hand and finger puppets for kids to take home
  16. 16. Self Perpetuating
  17. 17. Thankyou ๏ UWE science communication department ๏ My mother who helped make the puppets ๏ Alaric who drives me to festivals ๏ Universe in a box ๏ You lot for listening ๏ Ignite for having me ๏ And kids for being generally WOW about everything

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