We select a scientific paper to be adapted based on the following criteria:
One of our science editors writes a first draft of the kids’ adaptation and sends it for comments and revisions to the scientists who conducted the research and published the original paper.
Once the text is approved, our graphic designer creates cartoons, adapted scientific diagrams, and other suitable illustrations and completes the layout. The page proofs are again reviewed and approved by the researchers.
The adapted scientific article is published as a PDF on our website where it can be downloaded by anyone for free.
Based on the research, we also prepare a packet with educator’s resources consisting of a student assessment questionnaire with a teacher’s key, video hook, curriculum alignment notes, and so on. We publish them on our website alongside the adapted article.
To continue providing all science educational resources for free, we charge a production fee usually paid by the researcher’s institution. It is USD 1,100 per paper, due after publication.
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