Science stories

Astrology: Is it scientific?

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

Format: single page

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

As parsimonious as the evidence allows: Different ways of seeing color

Topics:
  • Testing scientific ideas
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

Intelligent Design: Is it scientific?

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

Format: single page

From Caribbean girl to California geologist

Topics:
  • Science as a human endeavor
Disciplines:
  • Earth science

Format: single page

From city girl to naturalist

Topics:
  • Science as a human endeavor
Disciplines:
  • biology

Format: single page

The science checklist applied: Cold fusion

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

Format: single page

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

Beyond the prototype: Animal psychology

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

Format: single page

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

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

spider

How science works

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

Format: video

Fair tests in the fossil record: Avoiding extinction

Topics:
  • Testing scientific ideas
Disciplines:
  • biology

Format: single page

Two white men in suits talk near old fashioned chemistry equipment

Cold fusion: A case study for scientific behavior

Topics:
  • The social side of science
Disciplines:
  • chemistry
  • physics

Format: multipage

A collage that include sample cores with a map of Baja California highlighting the Guaymas Basin

Questions built on sand

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

Format: single page

Cartoon image of people and a robot visiting the paleontology section of a museum.

Scientific Process: The mysteries of life with Tim and Moby

Topics:
  • Testing scientific ideas
  • The iterative process of science
  • What is and is not science
Disciplines:
  • astronomy
  • biology
  • 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

Woman with dark hair looking through a microscope

The structure of DNA: Cooperation and competition

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

Format: multipage

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