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Why is it important to use scientific words correctly?

Allyson is a Knowledge Engineer who helps scientists share their research fairly, accessibly, and openly. In this video,she talks about why it’s important that scientists use the same words when describing their work. She gives an example of how easy it is to misunderstand someone when they describe something to you and shares a story of what can go wrong when scientists don’t agree on common words and measurements. 

Allyson has contributed to this Discover STEM video as a volunteer with the STEM Ambassador programme.

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