This site is just getting off the ground in July 2016. Most of the material available right now is introductory, but many more resources will be added. Expect some format changes as we figure out the most effective structure for the site, and thanks for your patience!
The site for any science learner:
- students taking science classes right now
- people who wish they’d gotten more from their science classes
- K-12 teachers trying to find new (and easier!) ways to teach science.
New Ways to Learn About Science and Teach Science
Almost everything we do in today’s world is influenced by science and technology. But here’s the problem: students and adults in the U.S. don’t have a very good understanding of science.
There are a lot of reasons for that, but I don’t want to talk about that here.
Instead I want to talk about a way to make it better. Because part of the reason science is so little understood is that we tend to make it seem more complicated than it is.
I’m not trying to say it’s easy to become a scientist, because it’s not. It takes a lot of hard work. What I am saying is that becoming a scientist is hard in the same way as becoming a master painter is hard, or becoming a professional hockey player is hard, or becoming a symphony orchestra concertmaster is hard. All those jobs take years of study and years of practice. But even though you may not spend years learning to blend oil paints, working on your toe drag, or perfecting your spicatto, you can still appreciate a visit to the art gallery, enjoy a hockey game, and be moved by a violin solo.
Right now, if you aren’t a scientist, it’s harder to be captivated by news of scientific discoveries. That’s because it’s hard to learn about the foundations of science, the principles and practices of scientific inquiry. But it doesn’t need to be that way.
This site presents science in a different way.
If you’re a student, it won’t replace your classes, but it will make your classes easier.
If you’re an advanced learner, this site will give you the tools to follow and evaluate news of scientific discoveries.
If you’re a teacher, this site is full of resources you can use to introduce concepts of science and add depth to your existing lesson plans.
So come on in!