In class we are discussing the importance of good science communication. An article I read in class titled "Communication: a responsibility of all scientists" showed me the importance of good communication. In the picture below you can see how poor science communication led to a panicked and misinformed public.
The article supplied guidelines to improve science communication skills. As seen in the picture when the scientists are not directly communicating their research it has the potential to be misconstrued. This is why a blog is such a good form to communicate science to people. Initially I wanted to write this blog almost like a lecture were I just tell you facts. Now I see to properly communicate science I have to be open to and willing to answer questions and reply to feedback. Also I must ensure I write posts free of technical jargon. I will now be sharing information about a school project I am participating in to use materials commonly used in body armor to produce mugs.