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Biology for All: The Amoeba Sisters' Mission of Accessible Education

Biology for All: The Amoeba Sisters' Mission of Accessible Education

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The interview is a live recording from ScIC10 Live at CAST22 in Texas, Science is Cool Un-conferences. It features Brianna and Serena, also known as the Amoeba Sisters, who are educators and creators behind popular educational biology cartoons. In the interview, they discuss their journey, starting with the origins of their cartoon characters, Pinky and Petunia, and how their passion for making biology more accessible led them to create engaging content on YouTube. They emphasize the importance of providing free educational resources for both students and teachers, sharing insights into their creative process, and the development of their mega review video and GIF slideshow. The duo addresses questions about the diversity of languages in which their content is available and their commitment to supporting educators worldwide.

Additionally, the interview touches upon the challenges faced by teachers in acquiring sufficient budgets for science resources, shedding light on the financial struggles many educators encounter. The conversation unfolds organically, revealing their dedication to supporting teachers globally and their plans for expanding into chemistry while still focusing on completing their biology series. Brianna and Serena also discuss their current project, a unique graphic novel-style biology book, blending humor and educational content, set to be released in the coming months. Overall, the interview provides a delightful glimpse into the Amoeba Sisters' educational mission, their creative process, and their exciting plans for the future.

You can find their YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/amoebasisters 

You can find Amoeba Sisters fun classroom supplies and merchandise here: https://www.redbubble.com/people/amoebasisters/shop 

Resources and handouts on their website: https://www.amoebasisters.com/ 

Teachers pay teachers resources can be found here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Amoeba-Sisters-Llc 

You can find our interview with the Amoeba Sisters at ScIC10 Live at CAST22 in Dallas, TX, here: https://www.thepocketlab.com/video/scic10/the-amoeba-sisters 


ABOUT the amoeba sisters

The Amoeba Sisters is a YouTube channel started by sisters Sarina Peterson and Brianna Rapini, and it specializes in teaching biology concepts at the high school level (and beyond) by using illustrated cartoons. Brianna Rapini is a former high school biology teacher and her sister, Sarina Peterson, is a self-taught cartoonist. The Amoeba Sisters channel has grown to over 1 million subscribers with a cumulative view count of over 160 million, and their online community has translated video subtitles in over 22 different languages.


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