Science stories

Fair tests: A do-it-yourself guide

Topics:
  • Testing scientific ideas
  • Thinking scientifically every day
Disciplines:

Format: single page

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Cold fusion: A case study for scientific behavior

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

Format: multipage

Fair tests in the fossil record: Avoiding extinction

Topics:
  • Testing scientific ideas
Disciplines:
  • biology

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

Intelligent Design: Is it scientific?

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

Format: single page

The science checklist applied: Cold fusion

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

Format: single page

Bundle up your hypotheses

Topics:
  • Testing scientific ideas
Disciplines:
  • astronomy

Format: single page

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

Astrology: Is it scientific?

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

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

small, ridged, cocoon-shaped fossil next to a ruler

Discovering a strange new group of ancient sea creatures

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

Format: single page

swirling, colorful picture of deep space

Luminous

Topics:
  • Science as a human endeavor
  • Testing scientific ideas
  • The iterative process of science
  • The social side of science
Disciplines:
  • astronomy

Format: video

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How science works

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

Format: video

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The importance of global museum communities and collections

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

Format: single page

What is it about Los Angeles?

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

Format: single page

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The structure of DNA: Cooperation and competition

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

Format: multipage

Two microscopic images of sand that show crystal-like formations.

Sand is more than meets the eye

Topics:
  • Testing scientific ideas
Disciplines:
  • Earth science

Format: single page

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

Bill Berry and the construction of geologic time

Topics:
  • Testing scientific ideas
Disciplines:
  • Earth science

Format: single page

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