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206 Frankenstein’s Cat Other Episodes About Animals Frankenstein's Cat This week, we’re looking at how biotechnology is super-charging the toolkit for customizing our pets, affecting the use of animals in medicine and livestock, and changing our relationship with the animal world. We’re joined by science write... Listen  Scientific Explanations As diverse as sciences are, all scientific explanations have a lot in common. Psychological research, just like all other scientific research, adheres to these principles. Scientific Explanations are Empirical "Empirical" means "based on the senses." All scientific explanations must be based on empirical observations or experiments (or at the very least, be directly inferred when direct observation cannot be achieved).

Penrod - Sixth Grade Science pHet-analysis-sheet.docx There are three important pieces to your child's education: student, parent, teacher, with the STUDENT being the most important piece of this puzzle. When the three pieces work together as a team, the student may attain the best education possible. Ultimately, the responsibility of this education falls on the STUDENT'S shoulders. They must have a good attitude, and to ensure their success as a student and as they enter into a life after school. 100 Best YouTube Videos for Science Teachers By now, YouTube’s value in the classroom should be rather self-evident. No matter the subject or grade level, the website offers up excellent videos to supplement lessons and provide windows into different facts and concepts. Science teachers especially have plenty to love and appreciate with this valuable resource.

Lesson on Calculating the Post-Mortem Interval Courtesy of Patti Bertino’s email post. The postmortem interval (PMI), also known as a time since death estimate, aids forensic scientists in death investigations. This lesson will introduce your students to the processes of decay and decomposition, forensic pathology, and forensic entomology. Hands-on Activities for Teaching Biology to High School or Middle School Students by Drs. Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty, University of Pennsylvania The expression "hands-on, minds-on" summarizes the philosophy we have incorporated in these activities - namely, that students will learn best if they are actively engaged and if their activities are closely linked to understanding important biological concepts.

Fact or Theory Fact or Theory? by John P. Pratt©1998 by John P. Pratt. Science Starters Science A to Z A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J-K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U-W, X-Z Other Scrambles: Year of Science (This is the first starter I do each year.) Name the Ologist Set 1, Set 2, Set 3, Set 4, Set 5 Science Trivia Set 1, Set 2, Set 3, Set 4, Set 5, Set 6, Set 7, Set 8, Set 9, Set 10, Set 11 NOTE: These starters were submitted by Sharon Stone. Science Equipment Set 1, Set 2 Microscopes1 (Parts), Microscopes 2 (Parts), Microscopes 3 (Questions), Microscopes 4 (Questions), Microscopes 5 (Questions), Microscopes 6 (Powers), Pond Water Organisms Science Safety Safety Picture 1, Safety Picture 2, Safety Scramble

ACS Science for Kids Water is an amazing substance! It can form into a beautiful snowflake in its solid state or evaporate into the air as a gas. Experiment with solids, liquids and gases to learn more about these states of matter. Systems Thinking Games Systems Thinking Games, developed in partnership with Filament Games, are designed to be used by youth and educators to assess systems thinking skills both in the classroom and in afterschool contexts. A precursor to the GlassLab, this project brings together teachers, assessment experts and game designers and developers to collaboratively design and build a suite of games with data tools that support teachers in evaluating the way players approach problem-solving, and the strategies players use in understanding and interacting with complex systems. Currently, research is underway to develop assessment frameworks that yield valid and reliable assessment measures across the suite of digital games. To learn more, please join the Institute’s community for updates on our progress.

Forms of Energy Back to Table of Contents What are the different forms of energy? Energy has a number of different forms, all of which measure the ability of an object or system to do work on another object or system. In other words, there are different ways that an object or a system can possess energy. Here are the different basic forms: Terminology: What Scientists Mean by “Fact,” “Hypothesis,” “Theory,” and “Law” « Exposing PseudoAstronomy Introduction I’ve decided to write this post so that I have something to refer to and don’t have to constantly re-define these words: Fact, Hypothesis, Theory, and Law. This may seem silly. “Why,” you may ask, “would you have to define such simple little words?” The reason is that the colloquial use of these words by the general public is very different from their usage by scientists. And let’s really just jump to the chase here: Calling something “Just a Theory” shows both the ignorance of Cobb County, Georgia public school administrators and anyone else who tries to use that phrase to belittle a scientific conclusion.

Welcome to NanoSpace! This is the legal part of our Web site. It’s just so everybody knows the rules for conduct on the Web. Be sure to get your parents to review and discuss these rules with you: All of the games here are just for you to play. You can’t sell them, give them to anyone, or pretend that you made them. You can’t do anything EXCEPT play them, unless you ask us first and we say it’s OK. Science Friday Science Friday’s lesson plans and activities are produced by our education staff and with partner organizations. Apr. 18, 2014 Make a Model Eardrum to Detect Sound Waves By Ariel Zych Create a model eardrum to visualize sound vibrations, and then use a smartphone to identify your model’s natural frequencies.

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