Data Nuggets provide you as a scientist with an avenue to share your work and findings with a broad audience of students, teachers, and fellow scientists. Sharing research findings with the non-science public is an important part of the science process, yet is often one of the most challenging to achieve. With broader impacts a factor in most grants, finding effective methods of communication and transmission is key. Data Nuggets are an easy way to increase your broader impacts, as we are constantly working to share these resources with K-12 audiences to improve the understanding of science in society.
When creating a Data Nugget, you must dig deep to uncover the core messages of your research and think back to the big question that got you passionate about the research in the first place. Also, by creating a Data Nugget and practicing communicating research to a 6th grader, you can rest assured that at your next conference you’ll be better able to discuss your work with collaborators and those outside your field!
Here is a collection of our favorite resources to help you get started making your own Data Nugget!