Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Science Teachers Have New Resource As Berkeley's UCMP Unveils Understanding Science Web Site

URL: http://undsci.berkeley.edu

Understanding Science is a fun, accessible, and free resource that accurately communicates what science is and how it really works — and that helps K-16 teachers reinforce the nature and process of science throughout their science teaching. The site provides a variety of resources at different levels for students, teachers, and the general public. UCMP launched the Understanding Science website in association with the Year of Science 2009 at the annual meeting of the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology in Boston. Ken Miller (Brown University) and Natalie Kuldell (MIT) unveiled the site to the attending scientific community, introducing an exciting new paradigm for explaining the process and nature of science. Here's an overview of what's available now — but be sure to subscribe for updates on new features and to look for resources throughout the site that are coming soon. Understanding Science 101: An in-depth, multi-part course that explains what science is, how it works, and how it is intertwined with our lives and with society more broadly. In addition to this basic content, look for links to advanced-topic side trips. Resource library: A wide variety of interactive science stories, special features, and links to exemplary resources from other organizations. Resources for teaching Science: A set of resources designed to help teachers integrate and reinforce the nature and process of science throughout their regular instruction...click to read more
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