When we hear about science in our textbooks or on the news, we usually only hear about the big moments: discovering DNA, studying gravity, or understanding plate tectonics.
What is the earliest thing you remember? How old were you? What was happening? Have you ever wondered about all the things from before that moment that you can't remember?
Everyone learns about the senses from when we are very young. We smell with our noses, taste with our tongues, see with our eyes, touch with our skin, and listen with our ears ...
What do coins, a Wii remote, or card games have to do with science? More than you might think. Scientific instruments are devices specifically designed to measure the subject of your research reliably and accurately.
This is a re-posting of an article originally published at Frontiers for Young Minds. (Swann N and Greenhouse I (2014) STOP! How we inhibit acts. Front.
When you think about the job of a scientist, what images come into your mind? A chemist wearing a lab coat surrounded by beakers? A geologist out studying rocks in the desert?
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