Science stories

The science checklist applied: Solving DNA’s double helix

Topics:
  • What is and is not science
Disciplines:
  • biology
  • chemistry

Format: single page

Intelligent Design: Is it scientific?

Topics:
  • What is and is not science
Disciplines:
  • pseudoscience

Format: single page

Fair tests in the field of medicine: Aiding Alzheimer patients

Topics:
  • Testing scientific ideas
Disciplines:
  • biology

Format: single page

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How science works

Topics:
  • The iterative process of science
  • Thinking scientifically every day
Disciplines:
  • biology

Format: video

The science checklist applied: CFCs and the destruction of the ozone layer

Topics:
  • What is and is not science
Disciplines:
  • chemistry
  • Earth science

Format: single page

Ozone depletion: Uncovering the hidden hazard of hairspray

Topics:
  • Benefits of science
  • Testing scientific ideas
  • The iterative process of science
Disciplines:
  • chemistry
  • Earth science

Format: multipage

What is it about Los Angeles?

Topics:
  • The iterative process of science
Disciplines:
  • biology
  • Earth science

Format: single page

Bundle up your hypotheses

Topics:
  • Testing scientific ideas
Disciplines:
  • astronomy

Format: single page

Fossil insects take to social media

Topics:
  • The social side of science
Disciplines:
  • biology

Format: single page

planetoid crashing into ancient earth

Asteroids and dinosaurs: Unexpected twists and an unfinished story

Topics:
  • Testing scientific ideas
  • The iterative process of science
Disciplines:
  • astronomy
  • biology
  • Earth science

Format: multipage

Large ship sailing near a buoy

How science works

Topics:
  • Benefits of science
  • The iterative process of science
  • The social side of science
Disciplines:
  • Earth science

Format: video

Science and technology on fast forward

Topics:
  • Benefits of science
  • The iterative process of science
Disciplines:
  • biology
  • physics

Format: single page

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ESP: What can science say?

Topics:
  • What is and is not science
Disciplines:
  • pseudoscience
  • psychology

Format: single page

Questioning the party line on climate

Topics:
  • The iterative process of science
Disciplines:
  • biology
  • Earth science

Format: single page

two models of atomic structure: one with atoms circling the nucleus in all directions and one where each atom occupies a distinct orbital

A science prototype: Rutherford and the atom

Topics:
  • What is and is not science
Disciplines:
  • physics

Format: multipage

White woman in lab coat holding fossil in gloved hand

Ancient bones, modern problems: One scientist’s trash is another scientist’s data

Topics:
  • Testing scientific ideas
  • The iterative process of science
Disciplines:
  • biology

Format: multipage

person wearing army fatigues inserting acupuncture needles into someone's back

A pointed question: Can science study acupuncture?

Topics:
  • What is and is not science
Disciplines:
  • biology
  • pseudoscience

Format: single page

white woman with gray hair

Endosymbiosis: Cells within cells

Topics:
  • Testing scientific ideas
  • The social side of science
Disciplines:
  • biology

Format: multipage

Life size sculptures of mastodons are posed at the Lake Pit of the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

50,000 years of Los Angeles summers?

Topics:
  • The iterative process of science
Disciplines:
  • biology
  • Earth science

Format: single page

The science checklist applied: Cold fusion

Topics:
  • What is and is not science
Disciplines:
  • chemistry
  • physics

Format: single page

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