What is Science, and how do I do it?
Before you can try to explore the complex concepts of science, you need to learn what science actually is. Science comes with a unique set of skills, rules, and vocabulary. This website provides a great introduction to what some of these skills are-
NSW Department of Education and Learning
Check out the overall principles that you will be learning
Maryland Common Core- Biology
Scientific writing is very different from English writing. Here is the list of concepts and skills you will need to master in order to be an effective communicator.
Maryland Common Core- Writing Standards in Science
Maryland Common Core- Reading Standards in Science
This article sums up scientific reading and writing very well
The Science of Scientific Writing
Why are these skills so important? Science can be very powerful. Many times people will believe anything a "scientist" tells them. It is important that you know how analyze and critique claims that you read. These links are videos that show what can happen if you are not scientifically literate.
Battling Bad Science- Two Newspaper headlines: "Coffee Causes Cancer." "Coffee Prevents Cancer..."
Why people believe weird things- Scientists provide you with a device that can locate enemy landmines. Would you pay $40,000 for it?
You be the scientist
Careers in Science
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Johns Hopkins Science Research
Human Genome Project
Other cool websites and videos
A view of the amazing underwater world
The Biology Blog
Cytographics- Awesome videos at the cellular level
Animations of the unseeable