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Popular entertainment media about scientists can inspire interest in real-world science. Products that explore the "real science of" fictional worlds offer an opportunity for informal science education that taps into this inspiration. Such efforts need to be credible in the treatment of both the science and the fiction.

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Riding the wave: Media fandom and informal science education

Popular entertainment media about scientists can inspire interest in real-world science. Products that explore the "real science of" fictional worlds offer an opportunity for informal science education that taps into this inspiration. Such efforts need to be credible in the treatment of both the science and the fiction.

 

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