The Art of Scientific Illustration Animals Paleontology Science & Art 

The Art of Scientific Illustration

By Shayna Keyles Twitter @shaynakeyles Instagram @shaynakeyles Scientific illustration is more than just cool artwork. It’s a way of conveying technical detail that other tools can’t provide; of capturing the complexities of organisms or fabrications that are too small, too far away, too extinct, or too difficult to dissect; of sharing intimate research in a globally understood language. Pictures of discovery Illustrations have always been used to track observations and inform others. There are drawings of animals in the Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc caves in France that date back 30,000 years and are…

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Science Literacy Starts with Accessibility Uncategorized 

Science Literacy Starts with Accessibility

By Shayna Keyles Outreach Coordinator Science Connected Science is a broad term that covers numerous disciplines, from paleontology and particle physics to medicine and mechanical engineering. Nutritional recommendations, architectural limitations, and football-throwing specifications are all guided by science—as are birth, death, and everything in between. So where does Science Connected fit in with all that? Science is vast, and for many around the world, it’s a foreign concept. Many factors contribute to its inaccessibility: teaching methods or curricula that are less than ideal; prohibitive expenses of higher learning; difficulties in…

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Educational Resources, Science Teaching Resources, STEM Resources Education 

Free New Resources for Science Teachers

New resources for science teachers are now available from the GotScience Teachers STEM Education Resource Center! Two e-book science teaching discussion guides and activities are now available for free download from GotScience.org. Click here to get your free e-book. You will be prompted to enter a little information and select free teaching materials for either middle school or high school. Did You Know? Ensuring that all students have access to high-quality learning opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is a priority of the US Department of Education. In…

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Educational Resources, Science Teaching Resources, STEM Resources Education 

Now Available: FREE Science Teaching Materials

The GotScience Teachers STEM Education Resource Center is proud to announce the release of the GotScience.org Discussion Guides. This 36-page PDF e-book of high school science teaching discussion guides and activities is now available for FREE download from GotScience.org.  Click here to get your free download. A second e-book for middle school science teaching is coming later this summer. More About the Project Ensuring that all students have access to high-quality learning opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects is a priority of the US Department of Education….

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Using cycling to teach physics Physics 

Using Cycling to Teach Physics

Working together, scientists and teachers have developed a method to teach physics to 14- and 15-year-olds about aerodynamic drag. “Usually, describing a realistic motion including aerodynamic drag would be beyond the scope of a secondary physics course. However, I realized that this could be done fairly easily for a bike slowing down by aerodynamic drag,” explains Florian Theilmann from the Weingarten University of Education in Germany. From Textbook to Real-Life Physics “In a common physics class, physics seems to be presented in a very simplified way,” Theilmann continues. “Sure, that helps…

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Theory vs. Hypothesis vs. Law… Explained! --Joe Hanson, Ph.D. Videos 

Theory vs. Hypothesis vs. Law… Explained!

Some people try to attack things like evolution by natural selection and man-made climate change by saying “Oh, that’s just a THEORY!” Yes, they are both theories. Stop saying it like it’s a bad thing! It’s time to learn the difference between a fact, a theory, a hypothesis, and a scientific law. Special thanks to Joe Hanson, Ph.D., for allowing us to publish his terrific videos. It’s Okay To Be Smart is written and hosted by Joe Hanson, Ph.D. @jtotheizzoe Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/itsokaytobesmart For more awesome science, check out: http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com Produced by PBS Digital…

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