An Indian teenager has won an international competition to build a functioning satellite, and not only has he produced what is reportedly the world’s lightest satellite device – NASA has also agreed to launch it next month. This reflects one view of science, the conventional Enlightenment view of science as an objective, disinterested endeavour incrementally leading us closer and closer to a universal and immutable view of reality … past, present and future. I have been very diligent in providing students with lots of different activities – from hands-on experiments to reading nonfiction texts – in order to provide them with authentic experiences through science.
Though I started this year out VERY strong with these critical thinking skills, I let the difficulty of practicing this technique get the better of me and I haven’t been as diligent with practicing these skills daily. Satisfy both science and ELA curriculum standards with engaging content offered across three grade spans.
I also write about science at The Guardian newspaper, and I’m part of the research group, Pal Alba. We invite all friends and supporters of the Faculty of Science to engage with us and help us to continue being Australia’s leading scientific teaching and research hub.
Science and technology has actually largely contributed to the vision of man about himself. It is an add-on assumption used to legalise the center kindergarten science, ritualistic torture and burning alive of countless women and children. Science Daily — A new NASA study has found that an important counter-balance to the warming of our planet by greenhouse gases – sunlight blocked by dust, pollution and other aerosol particles – appears to have lost ground.
I think the one of the best ways to keep students engaged in science is if you are as well. But then, why is defense against an asteroid strike or the bird flu, for example, not subject to same suspension of the rules of normal science as Global Warming. With a reputation as a global research leader, with world renowned scientists, state-of-the art facilities and a strong culture of industry collaboration, the Faculty of Science is finding solutions to the issues that matter most.