The value of analogies in science communication
A critical element of communication, especially science communication, is conveying your main point in a clear and concise way. Recently, I have realized the value of using analogies to effectively communicate science in a fun and engaging way. Here is a list of science analogies to get some discussion going, just like a catalyst for a chemical reaction...
Bycatch in the ocean is like eating trailmix. You only want to eat the m&ms, but you get the peanuts too when you reach in the bowl. Bycatch is like this when you dip the net in the water you will accidentally get lots of other types of fish then the ones you were actually trying to catch.
Marine young use currents in the ocean like a multilevel highway. One level might move in one direction and the other in the opposite direction. Depending on which direction currents flow marine young will go up or down in the water to ride the currents in different directions.
Air pollution in CA & human body: California has been described as if it were a human body: The Golden Gate bridge is the mouth, breathing in air from across the Pacific Ocean, sucking it through the throat of the Bay Area and into the lungs of the San Joaquin Valley. Check out the article here
"If neurons are Beyonce, the other brain cells (glia) are her entourage"- @alie_astrocyte
Studying sediment core to understand climate through time is like digging through a laundry basket- @MillieDScience