Skip to main content
Search IntMath

Friday math movie: Science is for everyone, kids included

By Murray Bourne, 30 Nov 2012

Scientist Beau Lotto challenges our ideas about what a published scientific paper should look like.

He invites 12-year-old Amy O'Toole to talk us through her classmate's paper on Blackawton bees.

A great quote from the video:

"The best questions create the most uncertainty."


"What is evolution's answer to uncertainty? Play."

See the 2 Comments below.

2 Comments on “Friday math movie: Science is for everyone, kids included”

  1. leslie (crookedstamper) says:

    I love your Friday math movies!

  2. Murray says:

    @Leslie: Thanks! Glad you find them useful.

Leave a comment

Comment Preview

HTML: You can use simple tags like <b>, <a href="...">, etc.

To enter math, you can can either:

  1. Use simple calculator-like input in the following format (surround your math in backticks, or qq on tablet or phone):
    `a^2 = sqrt(b^2 + c^2)`
    (See more on ASCIIMath syntax); or
  2. Use simple LaTeX in the following format. Surround your math with \( and \).
    \( \int g dx = \sqrt{\frac{a}{b}} \)
    (This is standard simple LaTeX.)

NOTE: You can mix both types of math entry in your comment.


Tips, tricks, lessons, and tutoring to help reduce test anxiety and move to the top of the class.