“Thing to figure out a lot of water” — can you explain your research using only the most common 1000 words?

Do you remember I started #SciCommChall, the science communication challenge, earlier this year? Once a month I challenge myself and everybody else who is interested in trying a fun new science communication thing.

Since I hadn’t tried the August #SciCommChall before challenging the world this morning, and had the chance to hang outdo some work on a research ship today (and thus took this picture), I had to give the challenge a shot right away. And I can only recommend you try it, too, it is SO MUCH FUN!

I went from “ocean” (not permitted) to “sea” (not permitted) to “big lake” (“lake” not permitted) to “big puddle” (“puddle” not permitted) to “a lot of water”. And then from “cable” to “rope”, “string”, “yarn”, “long thing”. I suspect that it’s a case of practice makes perfect and that it will get better next time I try. And I will definitely try again, because, as I said, it is SO MUCH FUN! :-)

How is this challenge working for you?

P.S.: If you want to know how we describe this thing if we can use more words than just those 1000, check out the brilliant movie that Sindre Skrede made 5 years ago already!

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