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!
November 13, 2015
When everyone has the face of a stranger
You probably don’t think twice about how easy it is to tell one person’s face from another’s, but for many people such a task is next to impossible. Discover more about so-called ‘face-blindness’ and what scientists are doing to help people with this condition in my latest Science News for Students feature. Available online.
October 16, 2015
The dirt on soil
Did you know 2015 is the International Year of Soils? Soil is so much more than just dirt–it’s teeming with microscopic life and plays a role in everything from flood control to climate change. Find out more in my latest Science News for Students feature. Available online.
October 9, 2015
Putting nature’s poisons to work
I have a new feature out at Science News for Students today. Want to know about cool jobs in science? This story profiles three scientists who are using toxins from poisonous animals to help people. Available online.