Sean Elliott

Rough Science

Sean ElliottSean M Elliott is a science communicator and presenter who has worked for over a decade with such groups as CSIRO, Museum Victoria and the Edinburgh Science Festival. He currently runs Rough Science which provides science presentations and STEAM activities to schools and community groups in Melbourne and Edinburgh, and is particularly interested in teaching kids to make their own computer games. Rough Science specialises in science outreach, with a focus on programs for Day Care Centres where participants are 4 to 5 years of age.

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How does your work contribute to Seeing Science Differently?
This work contributes to Seeing Science Differently by examining methods to teach science in a meaningful way to pre-school aged students. Teaching the notion that “Science is a way to answer questions” to students aged 4 and 5 years old is a novel approach to laying the groundwork for good science engagement as students get older. It begins the habit of identifying science concepts in the world around them.