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The Nature of Science

Date: Sunday, March 1, 2015

Science – It's one way we make sense of the world around us. We observe, wonder, predict, gather data, test, and accumulate evidence. There are many methods science uses to gather data and learn about a natural process or system, and there's special characteristics that are unique to a scientific way of knowing as compared to other means. This video explores those characteristics. Science IS all around us, and it's important we understand what it is, what it isn't, and areas beyond its reach.

Topics:Education & Training
Audience:General public, Informal education, Upper elementary, Middle school

Credit: UCAR Center for Science Education
Animation: Noah Besser, Parker Street Animation
Script: Teri Eastburn with support and editing from John Ristvey and Emily Doremire, UCAR Center for Science Education