The Fundamental Interconnectedness of All Things

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The Fundamental Interconnectedness of All Things

How can a map of science be used to help children attain a greater appreciation of science? This was the question raised by the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit in 2012, with its theme Science Maps for Kids. Among the 10 finalists is an interactive map designed by a team at Elsevier showing how different fields of scientific research fit together as a whole and placing scientific stories that would be interesting to children into context. The entry, titled The Fundamental Interconnectedness of All Things, shows a map of journals in many different disciplines, illustrating a variety of stories to inspire children.

It was created by bibliometrics specialists Matthew Richardson, Judith Kamalski, Sarah Huggett, and Andrew Plume. The colorful map on the right shows how scientific journals cite each other (journal–journal citation matrix) in the Scopus database provided by Elsevier. Each dot represents one of 19,562 journals. Journals are connected if they cite each other.

http://elsevierconnect.com/interactive-map-helps-children-discover-scientific-stories/