Every day, in countless classrooms across the globe, chalk-dusted science professors turn to rapidly sketched stick figure drawings to communicate scientific concepts with an economy of style. Now, linkurl:Florida Citizens for Science;http://www.flascience.org/ has celebrated the time-honored teaching method with its linkurl:Stick Science;http://www.flascience.org/sshome.html cartoon contest. Brandon Haught, communications director at the science advocacy group, conceived of the contest and told __The Scientist__ that he saw it as a unique way to educate the public about science and award some prizes in the form of donated books and media materials that he'd been accumulating. "I didn't really like the idea of essay contests," Haught said.

Flash Content

__Click on any slideshow image to enlarge__

Participants were asked to illustrate misconceptions about science held by the general public. Many of the 37 entries (Haught said he wasn't sure how many were submitted by scientists) dealt with evolution and the misinformation and confusion that...

Interested in reading more?

Become a Member of

Receive full access to more than 35 years of archives, as well as TS Digest, digital editions of The Scientist, feature stories, and much more!
Already a member?