A Little History of Science by William Bynum

Science

By William Bynum

Technological know-how is astounding. It tells us concerning the limitless reaches of house, the tiniest dwelling organism, the human physique, the heritage of Earth. humans have consistently been doing technological know-how simply because they've got regularly desired to make feel of the realm and harness its strength. From old Greek philosophers via Einstein and Watson and Crick to the computer-assisted scientists of at the present time, women and men have questioned, tested, experimented, calculated, and infrequently made discoveries so earthshaking that folks understood the world—or themselves—in a completely new way.

This inviting ebook tells a very good experience tale: the historical past of technological know-how. It takes readers to the celebs in the course of the telescope, because the sunlight replaces the earth on the heart of our universe. It delves underneath the outside of the planet, charts the evolution of chemistry's periodic desk, introduces the physics that specify electrical energy, gravity, and the constitution of atoms. It recounts the medical quest that exposed the DNA molecule and opened unimagined new vistas for exploration.

Emphasizing incredible and private tales of scientists either recognized and unsung, A Little background of technological know-how traces the march of technological know-how throughout the centuries. The booklet opens a window at the intriguing and unpredictable nature of clinical job and describes the uproar which may happen while clinical findings problem demonstrated rules. With pleasant illustrations and a hot, available variety, this can be a quantity for old and young to treasure jointly.

Show description

Read or Download A Little History of Science PDF

Best science books

Eureka!: Scientific Breakthroughs that Changed the World

The typical language of genius: Eureka!
While the roads that bring about leap forward medical discovery will be as assorted and complicated because the human brain, the instant of perception for all scientists is remarkably comparable. The notice "eureka! ", attributed to the traditional Greek mathematician Archimedes, has come to precise that common second of pleasure, wonder-and even shock-at getting to know whatever totally new. during this selection of twelve clinical tales, Leslie Alan Horvitz describes the drama of surprising perception as skilled by means of a dozen unique personalities, detailing discoveries either popular and vague. From Darwin, Einstein, and the group of Watson and Crick to such lesser recognized luminaries as fractal writer Mandelbrot and periodic desk mastermind Dmitri Medellev, Eureka! completely illustrates Louis Pasteur's quip that opportunity favors the ready brain. The booklet additionally describes how novice scientist Joseph Priestley stumbled onto the lifestyles of oxygen within the eighteenth century and the way tv pioneer Philo Farnsworth built his proposal for a television reveal whereas plowing his family's Idaho farm.

Chaptered EPUB
Retailesque (probably switched over from MOBI)

Flim-Flam! Psychics, ESP, Unicorns, and Other Delusions

During this booklet, Randi explores and exposes what he believes to be the outrageous deception that has been promoted generally within the media. Unafraid to name researchers to account for his or her disasters and impostures, Randi tells us that we've got been badly served through scientists who've didn't stick to the techniques required via their education and traditions.

Computational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA 2011: International Conference, Santander, Spain, June 20-23, 2011. Proceedings, Part V

The five-volume set LNCS 6782 - 6786 constitutes the refereed lawsuits of the overseas convention on Computational technology and Its purposes, ICCSA 2011, held in Santander, Spain, in June 2011. The 5 volumes comprise papers proposing a wealth of unique examine ends up in the sphere of computational technology, from foundational concerns in computing device technological know-how and arithmetic to complex functions in nearly all sciences employing computational suggestions.

Additional resources for A Little History of Science

Example text

Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace. , & Kayalvizhi, G. (2002). Posing problems for open investigations: What questions do pupils ask? Research in Science & Technological Education, 20, 269–287. Chua, M. H. (2010). Pioneers once more: The Singapore public service, 1959–2009. Singapore: Straits Times Press. Darling-Hammond, L. (2010). The flat world and education: How America’s commitment to equity will determine our future. New York: Teachers College Press. Department of Statistics, Singapore. (2012).

T. (2004). Students’ perception of change in the Singapore education system. Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 3, 77–92. OECD. (2010a). PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do – Student performance in reading, mathematics and science (Vol. I). Paris: OECD Publishing. OECD. (2010b). PISA 2009 results: Overcoming social background – Equity in learning opportunities and outcomes (Vol. II). Paris: OECD Publishing. OECD. (2010c). Strong performers and successful reformers in education: Lessons from PISA for the United States.

The science curriculum undergoes a 6-year review cycle, with an intermediate third-year review to ensure currency of the curriculum. In this chapter, we present a partnership framework for curriculum design and implementation that fosters close collaboration among curriculum developers, school leaders, science educators and practitioners. Exploring this partnership specifically through the development of the primary science curriculum, we describe the interactions between partners, the curriculum design and implementation processes and the features that support this partnership approach.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.69 of 5 – based on 40 votes