Did You Know? – March ’17

Have you ever struggled to answer a child’s questions about matters of science? Meet Dr. Universe. Dr. Universe is a feline character and the face of a science-education project based out of Washington State University. On her website (https://askdruniverse.wsu.edu/educators-parents/), Dr. Universe and her scientist-friends investigate and answer science-related questions from younger members of the public (elementary and middle school students). From the questions sent in by young people, she produces short animated videos that provide verbal and visual explanation. Teachers are encouraged to share her weekly e-newsletter with their students as a way to spark interest in STEM-related topics. You can also follow Dr. Universe on Facebook and Twitter.