I’m Alison Pearce Stevens. Thanks for stopping by my site!

As a writer for kids, I wear two hats—I’m a science writer by day and a spinner of tall nature and science tales by night (actually, in the wee hours of the morning—I’m an early bird). I’ve got lots of fun stuff here for kids, parents, and teachers. Click on any of the links above to find out more!




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February 5, 2016

Powered by poop and pee?
You may have heard about renewable energy, but what about harnessing the energy in the waste from–you guessed it–us! Check out my latest Science News for Students feature to learn how scientists are doing just that. From cell phones to buses to cities, it’s the latest in renewable technology. Available online.

December 22, 2015

Year’s top stories!
I am delighted to find several of my stories on the Science News for Students‘ 2015 Top Ten lists. Stress for Success made the most popular list, and five stories made it into my editor, Janet Raloff’s list of the most important stories from 2015. Here’s to a whole new year with more exciting science to report!

December 8, 2015

Cool jobs: All in your head
Psychology isn’t just about lending a sympathetic ear. Come meet a trio of experimental psychologists who study the brain and behavior in everything from dogs to monkeys to people in my latest Science News for Students story. Featuring some of my husband’s super-cool work on patience in primates! Available online.