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SEEING SCIENCE investigates the importance of images in science and sets out the results of a painstaking search for some of the most striking and thought - provoking examples of making the fruits of science visually accessible ...

Author: Jack Challoner

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262544351

Category: Science

Page: 274

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The power of images to represent the unseeable: stunning visualizations of science, from the microscopic to the incredibly vast. We live among patterns of delicate beauty and exquisite chaos that our eyes can’t detect; we are surrounded by invisible particles and shifting fields of matter that permeate all of space. Our very cells are intricate molecular machines, and the story of our origins stretches back through an unimaginable amount of time. How can we see the richness of what lies beyond our sensory perception? Scientists have developed visualization tools that can make the invisible visible. This bountifully illustrated book demonstrates the power of images to represent the unseeable, offering stunning visualizations of science that range from the microscopic to the incredibly vast. With more than 200 color images and an engaging text by leading science writer Jack Challoner, Seeing Science explains and illustrates the techniques by which scientists create visualizations of their discoveries. We see the first detection of a black hole as represented by an image from an Xray telescope, get a direct view of DNA through an electron microscope, and much more. Visualizations are also used to make sense of an avalanche of data—concisely presenting information from the 20,000 or so human genes, for example. Scientists represent complex theories in computer models, which take on a curious beauty of their own. And scientists and artists collaborate to create art from science visualizations, with intriguing results.
2022-10-11 By Jack Challoner

The scales of science are incomprehensibly vast, from quantum particles to the outer boundaries of the universe, and most of it is ... I have learned about the scientific world through drawing. ... The bowerbird inspired Seeing Science.

Author: Iris Gottlieb

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452167190

Category: Science

Page: 193

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From an illustrator for San Francisco’s Exploratorium, a visual journey that shows how beautiful science really is. With original illustrations that deftly explain the strange-but-true world of science, Seeing Science offers a curated ride through the great mysteries of the universe. Artist and lay scientist Iris Gottlieb explains among other things: neap tides, naked mole rats, whale falls, the human heart, the Uncertainty Principle, the ten dimensions of string theory, and how glaciers are like Snickers bars. With quirky visual metaphors and concise factual explanations, she offers just the right amount of information to stoke the curious mind with a desire to know more about the life forces that animate both the smallest cell and the biggest black hole. Seeing Science illustrates, explicates, and celebrates the marvels of science as only art can.
2018-10-30 By Iris Gottlieb

Integrating Assessment and Instruction in the Classroom National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Board on Testing and Assessment, Board on Science Education, ...

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309444354

Category: Education

Page: 136

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Science educators in the United States are adapting to a new vision of how students learn science. Children are natural explorers and their observations and intuitions about the world around them are the foundation for science learning. Unfortunately, the way science has been taught in the United States has not always taken advantage of those attributes. Some students who successfully complete their Kâ€"12 science classes have not really had the chance to "do" science for themselves in ways that harness their natural curiosity and understanding of the world around them. The introduction of the Next Generation Science Standards led many states, schools, and districts to change curricula, instruction, and professional development to align with the standards. Therefore existing assessmentsâ€"whatever their purposeâ€"cannot be used to measure the full range of activities and interactions happening in science classrooms that have adapted to these ideas because they were not designed to do so. Seeing Students Learn Science is meant to help educators improve their understanding of how students learn science and guide the adaptation of their instruction and approach to assessment. It includes examples of innovative assessment formats, ways to embed assessments in engaging classroom activities, and ideas for interpreting and using novel kinds of assessment information. It provides ideas and questions educators can use to reflect on what they can adapt right away and what they can work toward more gradually.

Exploring the Science Narrative to Strengthen and Deepen Faith in the Creator Barry David Schoub ... The twentieth century saw the birth of the new sciences of cosmology and astrophysics, which radically changed our knowledge of the ...

Author: Barry David Schoub

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532687129

Category: Religion

Page: 178

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It has been said that science and religion aren’t friends. Indeed, science and scientists are preferably shunned in conservative religious circles. Seeing God through Science, however, emphatically dispels that notion. This book compellingly shows how science is, in point of fact, a potent support for religious faith. From the powerful, universal, biological drives of living organisms to the unimaginable vastness of the universe, science cogently frames the fundamental questions of meaning and purpose. Answers to these questions, however, lie outside science. It is solely through religious revelation that acceptable answers close the circle of enquiry into truth. In addition, examples from the sciences of genetics and cosmology illustrate the typical pattern of metascience, i.e. the process of science, which advances toward a frontier, only to generate further avenues of exploration, but never reaches a finality of knowledge. Thus, metascience steers enquiry to a supernatural reality, answerable only through religious revelation. This book shows how modern science is now entering a new phase, where what is unattainable by the science of nature constitutes a message to humankind that there exists a supernatural being who created, and controls, the universe. Modern science is now coming to prove God.
2019-08-27 By Barry David Schoub

... pragmatic success (Richard Rorty)— but not the whole.3 People may carry the everyday notion that science means simply looking at evidence you can see, but on closer inspection, this idea of observable evidence gets fuzzier.

Author: Russell Haitch

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781506450544

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Growing up in a world shaped by science and technology, young people may easily lose sight of God. Or, as this book shows, their eyes of the heart can become opened like never before. With wit and insight, Russell Haitch offers a model for unifying faith and science that does not compromise either good science or Christian convictions.In Eyes of the Heart: Seeing God in an Age of Science, Haitch puts this model to the acid test by showing how it resolves long-standing (and still heated) issues of creation and evolution.Compelling stories and clear explanations make this book appealing to a wide audience, including parents, youth workers, and young people themselves. The ideas are deep--Haitch covers a lot of ground, from Einstein and Hawking to Augustine and Hildegard of Bingen. But the book's arguments are easy to follow, and its bite-size chapters are enjoyable to read.
2021-03-16 By Russell Haitch

IDR TEAM SUMMARY—GROUP A Jordan Calmes, NAKFI Science Writing Scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology The current ... A researcher looking at a magnetic resonance image (MRI) of a complete brain (at a centimeter scale) and a ...

Author: The National Academies Keck Futures Initiatives

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309209090

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 142

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Imaging science has the power to illuminate regions as remote as distant galaxies, and as close to home as our own bodies. Many of the disciplines that can benefit from imaging share common technical problems, yet researchers often develop ad hoc methods for solving individual tasks without building broader frameworks that could address many scientific problems. At the 2010 National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Conference on Imaging Science, researchers from academia, industry, and government formed 14 interdisciplinary teams created to find a common language and structure for developing new technologies, processing and recovering images, mining imaging data, and visualizing it effectively. The teams spent nine hours over two days exploring diverse challenges at the interface of science, engineering, and medicine. NAKFI Seeing the Future with Imaging Science contains the summaries written by each team. These summaries describe the problem and outline the approach taken, including what research needs to be done to understand the fundamental science behind the challenge, the proposed plan for engineering the application, the reasoning that went into it, and the benefits to society of the problem solution.

Much of our science is based on math: the space program, for example, could not have existed at all, let alone sent rovers to Mars or received the information from them, without mathematics. But even many of the scientists involved in ...

Author: Nicole Silvester

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 9781614642800

Category: Reference

Page: 38

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The Royal Society was founded in 1660 from a basis of more informal meetings of physicians, natural philosophers, and other interested parties (there was no such thing as a "scientist" yet). It was influenced by Francis Bacon's thinking about science and knowledge and inspired by the many discoveries that were happening at the time. In a sense, the development of the Royal Society was a mirror of the development of science itself. 2010 was the 350th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Society, and Seeing Further: The Story of Science, Discovery, and the Genius of the Royal Society was published to commemorate that fact. Rather than simply write a history of the institution, Bryson elected to edit a volume of essays displaying some of the variety of interests so evident in the Royal Society itself. He selected twenty one writers, and not just scientists, either. Though there are quite a few eminent scholars listed as authors, there are also novelists and journalists. What they all share, though, besides the ability to turn a phrase, is an enthusiasm for science and an appreciation for the achievements of the Society.
2012-05-08 By Nicole Silvester

Seeing science in the everyday world through the multi-domain topics (noted earlier) was the intention, but it had benefits for all participants (teachers and students) in unanticipated ways as curiosity, engagement, questioning, ...

Author: May Hung Cheng

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317510703

Category: Education

Page: 222

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Consistent with international trends, there is an active pursuit of more engaging science education in the Asia-Pacific region. The aim of this book is to bring together some examples of research being undertaken at a range of levels, from studies of curriculum and assessment tools, to classroom case studies, and investigations into models of teacher professional learning and development. While neither a comprehensive nor definitive representation of the work that is being carried out in the region, the contributions—from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand—give a taste of some of the issues being explored, and the hopes that researchers have of positively influencing the types of science education experienced by school students. The purpose of this book is therefore to share contextual information related to science education in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as offering insights for conducting studies in this region and outlining possible questions for further investigation. In addition, we anticipate that the specific resources and strategies introduced in this book will provide a useful reference for curriculum developers and science educators when they design school science curricula and science both pre-service and in-service teacher education programmes. The first section of the book examines features of science learners and learning, and includes studies investigating the processes associated with science conceptual learning, scientific inquiry, model construction, and students’ attitudes towards science. The second section focuses on teachers and teaching. It discusses some more innovative teaching approaches adopted in the region, including the use of group work, inquiry-based instruction, developing scientific literacy, and the use of questions and analogies. The third section reports on initiatives related to assessments and curriculum reform, including initiatives associated with school-based assessment, formative assessment strategies, and teacher support accompanying curriculum reform. The Open Access version of this book, available at, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.
2017-09-13 By May Hung Cheng

In this chapter we have aimed to show how seeing science as a matter of contextually situated action can considerably expand the number of events that are part of the “scientific method.” We have explored how the psychological ...

Author: Robert D. Zettle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118489888

Category: Psychology

Page: 568

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The Wiley Handbook of Contextual Behavioral Science describes the philosophical and empirical foundation of the contextual behavioral science movement; it explores the history and goals of CBS, explains its core analytic assumptions, and describes Relational Frame Theory as a research and practice program. This is the first thorough examination of the philosophy, basic science, applied science, and applications of Contextual Behavioral Science Brings together the philosophical and empirical contributions that CBS is making to practical efforts to improve human wellbeing Organized and written in such a way that it can be read in its entirety or on a section-by-section basis, allowing readers to choose how deeply they delve into CBS Extensive coverage of this wide ranging and complex area that encompasses both a rich basic experimental tradition and in-depth clinical application of that experimental knowledge Looks at the development of RFT, and its implications for alleviating human suffering
2015-11-13 By Robert D. Zettle

“He was poor,but he was rich,”says Ipsen;it was Niels's gift of seeing science as part of a more comprehensive cultural enterprise that made the greatest impression on him:“I don't know if I was in love with him.

Author: Thomas Soderqvist

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300128710

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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This biography probes the unusual mind, the dramatic life, and the outstanding scientific work of Danish-born immunologist Niels Jerne (1911–1994). Jerne’s Nobel Prize-winning achievements in the field of immunology place him in the pantheon of great twentieth-century biomedical theorists, yet his life is perhaps even more interesting than his science. Science as Autobiography tells Jerne’s story, weaving together a narrative of his life experiences, emotional life, and extraordinarily creative scientific work. A legendary figure who preferred an afternoon of conversation in a Paris wine bar to work in the laboratory, Jerne was renowned for his unparalleled powers of concentration and analytical keenness as well as his dissonant personal life. The book explores Jerne the man and scientist, making the fascinating argument that his life experience and view of himself became a metaphorical resource for the construction of his theories. The book also probes the moral issues that surrounded Jerne’s choice to sacrifice his family in favor of scientific goals and the pursuit of excellence.
2008-10-01 By Thomas Soderqvist