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Hands on Universe
I was approached by the delightful folk at the Science and Technology Research Council (STFC) to redevelop some of their educational materials. First on the list was a reworking of their ‘Hands on Universe’ activity pack.
It was supposed to appeal to students between the ages of 7 and 11, the existing design (below) was a bit… well, it was bit dated.
The content for the new pack was provided by the STFC, Royal Observatory Greenwich, and National Space Centre – along with some improvisation from myself.
Redesigning the content was great fun and I roped in my super-talented daughter, Jay Gilliland, to design some characters to give my infographics a bit more kiddy appeal.
Both myself, the STFC, and the schools it was intended for, were rather pleased with the result.
5/11/2019 10:37:50 pm
The Universe is such a vast place, and it can be filled with all kinds of stuff. I know that there are people who are not okay with that thought, but believe me, it is what we have to live with. The idea that we are just a mere speck of dust in the grand scheme of things, that is what makes people scared. In my opinion, once we accept it, we will be able to live more comfortably. Let us not make life over dramatic.
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Ben Gilliland is a freelance science writer, graphic journalist, illustrator and author with more than 20 years of experience. This is where he talks about work he has done... on the off-chance anyone is interested.