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The Parent Scoop - bringing research and knowledge to parents, from parents.

Hosted by Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher, Ed.D., education professor and mom of two. 

The Parent Scoop is produced by Marko Kucher (Ameena's husband and partner). The podcast's theme music - Jazz Baba - features their teenage son, Josef Kucher, on guitar. The artwork for the podcast was created by their daughter, Laila Kucher, in collaboration with her dad.

Jun 24, 2020

In this week's episode, we explore the world of science from an anti-racist perspective.

Our parent guest this week is Theanne Griffith, PhD, a mom of two and a neuroscientist at the University of California, Davis. She is the author of the new STEM focused chapter book series, The Magnificent Makers (illustrated by Reggie Brown). We explore her books, discuss the importance of scientific thinking, and why science is for everyone. 

Follow Theanne on twitter / instagram @DocTheaGrif

***Episode Notes***

  • The Magnificent Makers Series
  • Representation, Barriers & Opportunties to pursuing STEM fields
  • Why science(tific thinking) is important
  • Right Brain / Left Brain / Whole Brain!
  • Doing science at home
  • Science from an anti-racist perspective
  • Impact of the pandemic on children’s development
  • Titles of the books