What do you get when you cross a nano technologist with a world tour that’s been cancelled due to a global pandemic? A unique opportunity to teach kids all about science at home!
Parenting Place recently had the privilege of chatting with Dr Michelle Dickinson, aka Nanogirl, whose enthusiasm for learning – especially all things science and engineering – is so contagious that we just can’t stop talking about it! Not only is Michelle clearly a very clever nano technologist, she’s also a brilliant communicator – a valuable skillset for helping a nation grapple with the unprecedented events of COVID-19. So much so, Nanogirl even found herself on the phone to the Prime Minister – answering the call to help young New Zealanders make sense of what they can do to prevent the spread of a virus. If your child suddenly showed a keen interest in handwashing and passionately explained to anyone who’d listen how soap can repel pepper (germs), it’s highly likely they’ve come into contact with Nanogirl.