After delivering a keynote last week in Roanoke on the topics of science and reason, exuberance, liberty, rejuvenation and improved men and women with ample references to Robert Green Ingersoll, I was ready for the first episode of a new Netflix series that complements all these qualities, namely, Bill Nye Saves the World. The whole point of doing a science project is for kids to learn and discover how things work and why. Life Science Resources teach students about the living world around them and how organisms interact with one another. Disputes in post-normal science focus as often on the process of science – who gets funded, who evaluates quality, who has the ear of policy – as on the facts of science.
But seriously, while we’re all having fun at the expense of environmentalists, let’s not forget that true science is far more difficult than waving one’s arms around. An award-winning musician and science student as a youth and young adult, M. Schottenbauer, Ph.D. studied music, physics, mathematics, and liberal arts at the university before earning a doctorate in psychology.
Getting science and discovery into a preschool or daycare lesson plan is simple and inexpensive. The accuracy of the data gathered by science students means how close that result is in regards to the true value. Volume 4 of Glide, Spin, & Jump: The Science of Ice Skating contains graphs of acceleration, force, and vertical distance in a series of motions completed by the author.
Go to the library and let them browse through the children’s science section for books that interest them. Physical Science Resources teach students about the nature and properties of energy, forces, and matter. Science A-Z offers an abundance of resources for teachers and students offered in comprehensive units across four scientific domains: Life, Earth and Space, Physical, and Process Science.
Princeton University advertises its environmental policies can be in both, as can the life science degrees and the life science degrees of ancient Western learning and Eastern philosophy into the life science degrees. A remarkable statement considering that science cannot claim the discovery of any new natural laws in over 100 years.