causes and effects
and the nature of
. Science can cover a lot of different
subjects, so depending on the type of science that you are studying, each one
will require a unique set of skills that you need to learn, and you will
also have to study areas of knowledge that are focused on a particular
subject. What is Science
. A search for
. Inquire into.
Gathering Knowledge about
Nature and Organizing and Condensing
that Knowledge into
testable laws and theories.
Ability to produce
into questions posed by scientific
Prove it to be true.
Prove it to be false.
is it to prove?
What are your
Constructing a Multiple Baseline Graph using MS Excel
Scientific Poster Presentation Sample
Define a Question.
Models of Scientific Inquiry
The Five W's and an H
Gather Information and Resources
Form an Explanatory
Orders of Approximation
Test the Hypothesis by Performing an
Analyze the Data and Results.
Interpret the Data and Draw Conclusions that may serve as a
starting point for new Hypothesis.
(Feedback - Opinions)
Retest (Confirm Hypothesis)
Yes or No?
Please note that scientific methods will vary depending on the
subject that you are analyzing.
The procedures, techniques and equipment used in testing and
verifying information will vary.
Depending on what you're testing, some methods are more
dependable then other methods,
so there could be several variables that need to be defined
is a body of techniques for investigating
phenomena, based on empirical or measurable evidence that is
subject to the principles of logic and reasoning.
draws inferences about the possible
effect of a treatment on subjects, where the assignment of
subjects into a treated group versus a control group is outside
the control of the investigator.
Randomized Controlled Trial
is a type of scientific
experiment, often in the medical field, where the people being
studied are randomly allocated one of the different treatments.
Describing how something should
be done. Giving directions on how to complete a task.
A particular course of action intended to achieve a result.
A mental process that you are not directly aware of. Subject to a process
or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or
remedying a condition. Deal with in
way. Perform mathematical and logical operations on (data)
according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required
information. Shape, form, or improve a material.
particular course of action intended to achieve a result. A process or
series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in
a particular form of work. A set sequence of steps, part of larger
Standard Operating Procedure:
Procedures that are a set of step-by-step instructions to
achieve a predictable, standardized, desired result, often
within the context of a longer overall process. Detailed,
written instructions to achieve uniformity of the performance of
a specific function. A document that generally lists the
associated hazards involved in performing a task, what
is associated with the
What is Science?
Science are methods used for learning, using tools, skills,
, procedures, testing techniques, and
accumulated knowledge and information. Science is a way of
and analyzing things in our world so that we can have a
better understanding of ourselves and the world around us.
The understanding that science gives us helps us predict future outcomes so that we
can make better
decisions. Science is also used to create complex tools, which
in return gives us the ability to create even more complex tools
and create even more complex machines
, thus we learn even more.
Science is also a process for discovering, which everyone can benefit from.
But the greatest power of science is that anyone
can be a contributor to this valuable knowledge resource, as millions
have done in our past.
And millions of people can
also benefit from this knowledge, whether they're living in the present or people who will be living in our
future. So all this accumulated knowledge becomes the building
blocks of new discoveries and new understandings. Not just progressing our advances
in technologies, but progressing our understanding of ourselves,
so we can be more aware and make better
choices and make better decisions. Another benefit from science
is that, if and when things do change, we can use our knowledge
and tools to react accordingly instead of just suffering from
the changes in our world, or suffer from the changes in ourselves. So science is also part
early warning system, but only if it is used effectively and
Just experiencing something doesn't guarantee that
you will understand it, or learn from it, or benefit from it.
That is why knowledge is so extremely important, because
knowledge helps us understand our experiences a lot better.
You have to see inward as well as see outward. Science does not define reality or
define what is perceived to be real,
science only defines cause and effect, which for now is
extremely important to everyone. Just because we know how
something works does not mean that we actually know "why" it
works, or do we fully understand the dangers, because we don't know
everything. We're learning more and we're
learning faster. We're communicating more and we're
communicating faster. But we're not efficient or effective
enough in order to benefit from our increased speed. So science
needs to solve this problem before we waste this momentum and
miss our chance in creating a better world for everyone.
Sometimes if you're moving too fast you may fly past important
information that you need in order to understand something. But luckily,
Science doesn't only speed up our ability to learn, science can
also be used to slow us down, so that we can see more details
and become more aware, so that we can make better choices and make better decisions.
just like every tool in our world, tools can be misused. So
science must explain the proper uses
of our technologies and the proper
uses of our accumulated knowledge. Science must also explain the dangers of misusing our tools by creating a
that anyone can understand. Remember, science does not know
everything, but what science does know is extremely important
and extremely valuable.
reasons why things happen
knowing the reasons why certain things happen is the first step in
controlling these actions or adapting to these actions. That what science
"If we don't keep moving forward,
we'll end up having to
start all over
Why we need more Scientists
The internet has made us aware of all kinds of possibilities in
the science world. We have discovered so much. This is one of
the main reasons why we need more scientists. We need more
people researching all these new discoveries that we are making
everyday. So much more needs to be understood in order for us to
effectively utilized all this knowledge. It's a gold mine.
Science in the Classroom
Teachers Science Lesson Plans
Scientifically Literate Person is
defined as one who has the capacity to:
Understand experiment and reasoning as well as basic scientific
facts and their meaning.
clearly using science.
Understands the fundamental concepts of
Knows how to find and assess scientifically credible information
Ask, find, or determine answers to
about everyday experiences.
Describe, explain, and predict natural phenomena. Explain
phenomena scientifically – recognize, offer and evaluate
explanations for a range of natural and technological phenomena.
Read with Understanding
articles about science in the
popular press and to engage in social conversation about the
validity of the conclusions. Interpret data and evidence
scientifically – analyze and evaluate data, claims and arguments
in a variety of representations and draw appropriate scientific
Identify scientific issues underlying national and local
decisions and express positions that are scientifically and
Evaluate the quality of scientific information on the basis of
its source and the methods used to generate it. Evaluate and
design scientific inquiry – describe and appraise scientific
and propose ways of addressing questions
Pose and evaluate arguments based on evidence and to apply
conclusions from such arguments appropriately.
Next Generation Science Standards
We have discovered
in our universe, but that does not say that order is
present everywhere or that
is always a
, so we must always proceed with
caution and care.
Do not Accept or Reject claims at
Face Value, but withhold Judgment until Sufficient Evidence is
available to make a decision, if time is allowed.
Science Fraud and Corruption
You don't have to be a
in order to use Scientific Methods.
These skills are very useful for anyone who cares about
improving themselves or improving their surroundings. Science
will also increase a persons awareness about themselves and the
world, exposing a sea of possibilities.
"Science may not have all the answers, but
it will help you to understand things a little better, so that
maybe you will find the answers that you need. This is what we
found to be true, but every situation is different, so it might
not be true for you."
, but my other
is an unspoken language, it's called
. I use symbols and characters to
communicate instructions to computerized machines. But they are
more then just machines. Computers are one of the most
incredible tools that man has ever made,
. Computers provide us with more
processing abilities and more memory capacities then any other
time in human history. These computerized machines are humans
analytical partner that aids us in understanding ourselves, and
our world. Humans quest for knowledge now has a powerful tool, a
tool that gives us endless potential. And with the
, we can now for the first time combine the collective
wisdom, knowledge and experiences of millions of people from all
over the world. We no longer need to depend on one country, or
on one leader, or on one government. Because we now have the
collective strength of each other. And together we will create a
better world for everyone. So, what does your language do?
Ones, On or Off
If I learned how to speak Spanish I could speak to 518 million
more people then I do now. Knowing how to speak Computer Language
I can now communicate with 2 billion personal computers and
"When you can
, you can do almost anything, like communicate to
Are you sure that the instruments that
you're using are calibrated? And do you know that the
calibration may not be part of the equation?
is a reference point. So the reference needs to
be defined. So the first question is "What is this in reference
to?" Don't forget to
Calibrate the Calibrator
Story Of Science Power, Proof And Passion
Feynman: The Pleasure Of Finding Things Out
What is One Degree?
BBC Horizon (youtube)
Award Winning Teen Age Science in Action
(video) this is
why teaching science is important
Laura Snyder; The Philosophical Breakfast Club
Einstein's Big Idea
TROM - 1.1
E. O. Wilson: Advice to Young Scientists
Tal Golesworthy: How I Repaired my own Heart
Aortic Root Support
+ Amy O'Toole: Science is for everyone, kids included
Science • Liquid Nitrogen Under Vacuum • ChefSteps
The Geek Group
Janet Iwasa: How Animations can help Scientists Test a
Engineer Guy Video
optical technique that allows us to see small changes
in the index of refraction
Pure Science Specials
Scientific Method: Steps, Terms and Examples
In a Nutshell – Kurzgesagt
The Journal of
Jove is a database of more than four
thousand videos, with about eighty more added each month. They
are usually between ten and fifteen minutes long, and they range
in subject from biology and chemistry to neuroscience and
Videos should not be confusing
Turbo Encabulator Version 2
The original machine had a base-plate
of prefabulated amulite, surmounted by a
malleable logarithmic casing in such a way that the two spurving
bearings were in a direct line with the pentametric fan. The
main winding was of the normal lotus-o-delta type placed in
panendermic semi-boloid slots in the stator, every seventh
conductor being connected by a nonreversible trem'e pipe to the
differential girdlespring on the 'up' end of the grammeters.
Unilateral Phase Detractor.
Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
Online Education Sources
Science PhotosScience Resources
The science of Matter
Atoms and Matter
A physical phenomenon associated with stationary or moving
Energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a
A machine for performing calculations automatically.
The science of
Math needed to be an
Strength of Materials
Tree of Life
Federation of American Scientists
National Science Foundation
Center for Science Education
Public Library of
Explore scientific, technical, and medical
Science of Flight
N.E. Bio Labs
Nat. Academies of Science
Physical Review E
Physical Review Letters
Assoc.of Science Technology
KTH Royal Institute
Advancing Science Society
Science and Technology
Creative Commons Science
Scientific Search Engine
Research Facilities Directory
Research institutes in the United States
Department of Energy National Laboratories
1,050,751 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science,
Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.
Graduate Fellowships - Types of Fellowships for Graduate Students
Collaborative Research Grants
Science Tools - Science Equipment
Devices Science Kits
Tools and Science Equipment
has 60 modules and growing. Every module works with every other
in millions of combinations
FORMcard is a handy, pocket sized card of meltable
bio-plastic that can be used to make things and fix things.
Human to Human Interface.
Science for Students
Science Tools and Parts
Learn to Code
Modules for Prototyping and Play
Clip-it using plastic bottle caps to make
Kate Stone: DJ Decks made of Paper (video)
Games and Toys for Learning
DIY Kit for the Connected Life
Science Toys for Learning
Using Toys to Teach Physics
P-Tech, Pathways in Technology
Microscopes / Seeing Small Things
Underwater microscopy for in situ studies of benthic ecosystems
Microscopy is the technical field of using microscopes to
view objects and areas of
objects that cannot be seen with the naked eye.
SCiO: Molecular Sensor, Optical Sensor, Spectrometer
Photoelectric Sensor (wiki)
Position Sensor (wiki)
Smartphone Into a Digital Microscope (youtube)
Atomic Force Microscopy
Scanning Probe Microscopy
Scanning Tunneling Microscope
Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy (wiki)
Rulof Italian Maker (youtube)
Cesar Harada: How I teach kids to love science (video)
National Lab Network
Open Design City
Museums / Festivals
Science Fair Ideas
Science Fair Projects
Science Fair Project
Science Made Simple
Media Learning Competition
of Creators and inventors
Google Science Fair
Robotics / Robots
Scientist Challenge 2013: Peyton Robertson
Young Scientist Challenge
Project; The Importance of "Organic"
EPA Factsheet (pdf)
Solve Puzzles for
okay to be Smart
Jove: Journal of
Society for Science
Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
ARDX Arduino Starter Kit
Experimentation Kit for Arduino (Uno R3) - v1.3
Tackle 13 Different Projects w/ This Fully-Stocked Beginner's
Tinylab: Prototype easier than ever
PC Boards Components