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Understanding Science

Learn to better understand the meaning and history of science. Find out who the first scientist was and who invented the scientific method. Discover ways of scientific thinking and practice logic, scientific reasoning, learn classifications, and create dichotomous keys. Learn about the origin of the scientific terms and expand your scientific vocabulary. Includes online quizzes, games, and printable word puzzles. There are links to eThemes resources on scientific method, scientific principles, qualities of a scientist, and science fair.


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Learn what science is. Find out about its past and current stage. Learn about scientific method and the role of measurements and experiments. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Find out the answer to the question about what scientist first used scientific method. NOTE: The site leads to websites with ads and blogs.
Read this article about an investigation of past philosophers that are responsible for the present scientific method.
Find an answer to the question and learn what scientists do and believe in. NOTE: The site leads to websites with ads.
Find out when logic was born and learn four types of syllogistic arguments. Select the "Logic" link on the right to learn about deductive and inductive reasoning. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Learn different types of logic and take on challenges.
Find out how humans think, reason, and solve problems. Review she scientific method and visit the "Term Definitions" page to add new words to your scientific vocabulary.
This site has several online reasoning-based games such as Chess, Peg Solitaire, Tower of Hanoi, as well as mazes and puzzles. NOTE: The site leads to websites with ads.
Watch this animated movie and find out the process of development of science on example of understanding and designing an atomic model. Take a quiz to test your understanding of the topic. NOTE: The web site is available by subscription only.
Find out about taxonomy. Learn the rules of taxonomy, scientific names, Phenetic and Cladistic systems in biology.
Learn how to scientifically classify objects. In this activity students will create a classification system of alien creatures. The activity includes critters' cards and discussion questions. NOTE: The site leads to websites with ads.
Find out about dichotomous key. Learn how to create a dichotomous key.
Practice using a dichotomous key. Print out this PDF page and identify the 10 common objects.
These sites describe the general method used in scientific research. They also include the research process, the role and purpose of theory, and the history of the method. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on scientific principles, understanding science, qualities of a scientist, science fair projects.
Find out what scientific method is all about. Learn major principles in science: problem, hypothesis, observations, experiments, theory, and law. Take quizzes to test the hypothesis that you know how to do science.
Find out what scientific attitudes are most important in science. Learn about distinct scientific disciplines and people who work in these fields. Includes a printable word search puzzle, worksheets, and a quiz.
Some of these sites offer ideas for science experiments for kids. Other sites present more investigative ideas and guidelines for science fair projects.

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