Sifting Through Science

Sifting Through Science

techniques used in the laboratory , even the ability to isolate a gene or virus — all
, at their most basic level , have to do ... Sifting Through Science can help launch
your students on a lifetime of understanding that the natural and fun process of ...

Author: Laura Lowell

Publisher: Gems

ISBN: PSU:000048615006

Category: Education

Page: 94

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Young children enthusiastically investigate the properties of objects in this introduction to physical science. In three open-ended activities, children explore materials that sink or float, magnetic and non-magnetic objects, and a sand and bean mixture using tools that can sift and separate. In the final activity, children must apply what they've learned to a garbage dump recycling challenge.
Categories: Education

Science Sifting

Science Sifting

It was as if some multi-dimensional prospector, like the one on the cover of Science Sifting, had used my sleep time to sift through all my informational ...

Author: Rodney R. Dietert

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814407915

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Science Sifting is designed primarily as a textbook for students interested in research and as a general reference book for existing career scientists. The aim of this book is to help budding scientists broaden their capacities to access and use information from diverse sources to the benefit of their research careers.The book describes why the capacity to access and integrate both linear and nonlinear information has been an important historic feature of pivotal scientific breakthroughs. Yet, it is a process that our students are rarely, if ever, taught in universities. This book goes beyond simply describing the features of great scientific breakthroughs. It discusses the basis for accessing and using nonlinear information in the linear research context. It also provides a series of tools and exercises that can be used to enhance access to nonlinear information for application to research and other endeavors.Topics covered include focal points in scientific breakthroughs, the use of concepts maps in research, use of different vantage points, information as patterns, fractals for the scientist, memory storage and access points, and synchronicities. Young researchers need useful tools to help with a more holistic approach to their research careers. This book provides the useful tools to support flexibility and creativity across a long-term research career.
Categories: Education

The Science of Cooking

The Science of Cooking

SIFT Why do FLOUR? I need to to Sifting turn milled flour was flour traditionally into a fine powder. done Today, flour particles have been milled and ...

Author: Stuart Farrimond

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241328538

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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How do I cook the perfect steak? How do I make succulent fish every time (and should I keep the skin on)? What is the trick to making the perfect soufflé? Food scientist Dr Stuart Farrimond answers all these questions - and many more like them - equipping you with the scientific know-how to take your cooking to new levels. In The Science of Cooking, fundamental culinary concepts sit side-by-side with practical advice and step-by-step techniques, bringing food science out of the lab and into your kitchen. Get the answers to your cookery questions with intriguing chapters covering all major food types from meat, poultry and seafood, to grains, vegetables, and herbs. Why does chocolate taste so good? Is it OK to reheat cooked rice? How do you tell if an egg is fresh? The Science of Cooking has the answers to your everyday cooking questions, as well as myth busting information on vegan diets and cholesterol. Perfect your cooking with practical instruction - and the science behind it.
Categories: Cooking

Rethinking Music through Science and Technology Studies

Rethinking Music through Science and Technology Studies

By sifting through the large amount of mail sent to Vallée, McCracken discovered that his fans attributed all of the characteristics of crooning to his ...

Author: Antoine Hennion

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000381955

Category: Music

Page: 304

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This volume seeks to offer a new approach to the study of music through the lens of recent works in science and technology studies (STS), which propose that facts are neither absolute truths, nor completely relative, but emerge from an intensely collective process of construction. Applied to the study of music, this approach enables us to reconcile the human, social, factual, and technological aspects of the musical world, and opens the prospect of new areas of inquiry in musicology and sound studies. Rethinking Music through Science and Technology Studies draws together a wide range of both leading and emerging scholars to offer a critical survey of STS applications to music studies, considering topics ranging from classical music instrument-making to the ethos of DIY in punk music. The book’s four sections focus on key areas of music study that are impacted by STS: organology, sound studies, music history, and epistemology. Raising crucial methodological and epistemological questions about the study of music, this book will be relevant to scholars studying the interactions between music, culture, and technology from many disciplinary perspectives.
Categories: Music

Kant and the Science of Logic

Kant and the Science of Logic

The other is to sift through remarks about logic (and related topics) in his personally prepared publications. The historical perspective is indispensable ...

Author: Huaping Lu-Adler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190907150

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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Immanuel Kant's enduring influence on philosophy is indisputable. In particular, Kant transformed debates on the fundamental questions in logic, and it is the significance and complexity of this accomplishment that Huaping Lu-Adler here explores. Kant's theory of logic represents a turning point in a history of philosophical debates over the following questions: Is logic a science, instrument, standard of assessment, or mixture of these? Kant's official answer to these questions centers on three distinctions: general versus particular logic; pure versus applied logic; pure general logic versus transcendental logic. The true meaning and significance of each distinction becomes clear, Lu-Adler argues, only if we consider two factors. First, Kant was mindful of various historical views on how logic relates to other branches of philosophy and to the workings of common human understanding. Second, he invented "transcendental logic" while struggling to secure metaphysics as a proper "science," and this conceptual innovation in turn held profound implications for his mature theory of logic. Against this backdrop, Lu-Adler reassesses the place of Kant's theory in the history of philosophy of logic and highlights certain issues that are debated today, including normativity of logic and the challenges posed by logical pluralism. Kant and the Science of Logic is both a history of philosophy of logic told from the Kantian viewpoint and a reconstruction of Kant's theory of logic from a historical perspective. It is a vital contribution to the study of Kantian logic.
Categories: Philosophy

Going Underground The Science And History Of Falling Through The Earth

Going Underground  The Science And History Of Falling Through The Earth

He gathered together information about the magnetic variation from as many locations as he could from all around the world, and after sifting through the ...

Author: Beech Martin

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789813279056

Category: Science

Page: 288

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This book follows the historical trail by which humanity has determined the shape and internal structure of the Earth. It is a story that bears on aspects of the history of science, the history of philosophy and the history of mathematics. At the heart of the narrative is the important philosophical practice of performing thought experiments — that is, the art of considering an idealized experiment in the mind. This powerful technique has been used by all the great historical practitioners of science and mathematics, and this book looks specifically at the long history of considering what would happen if an object could be dropped into a tunnel that cuts all the way through the Earth's interior. Indeed, the story begins with a historical whodunit, tracing back through the historical literature the origins of what is now a classic, textbook problem in simple harmonic motion.
Categories: Science

Urban Science Education for the Hip Hop Generation

Urban Science Education for the Hip Hop Generation

After this rather unsuccessful dialogue, I spent a significant amount of time sifting through video recordings of the students' science classes that I had ...

Author: Christopher Emdin

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789087909888

Category: Education

Page:

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Christopher Emdin is an assistant professor of science education and director of secondary school initiatives at the Urban Science Education Center at Teachers College, Columbia University. He holds a Ph.D. in urban education with a concentration in mathematics, science and technology; a master’s degree in natural sciences; and a bachelor’s degree in physical anthropology, biology, and chemistry.
Categories: Education

National Science Policy Study Parts I VII

National Science Policy Study  Parts I VII

Hearings Before the Committee on Science, U.S. House of Representatives, ... And Their Young Tree Homes Sifting Through Science Buzzing A Hive Frog Math ...

Author: U. S. Congress House Committee on Science Staff

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000033111001

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1064

View: 793

Categories: Mathematics

Resources in Education

Resources in Education

ED 406 347 Leading the Way : A College of Education and Health Sciences ' Role in Higher Education Reform . ... ED 399 17411 Sifting through Science .

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ISBN: OSU:32435056184625

Category: Education

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Categories: Education

The Science of the Soul in Colonial New England

The Science of the Soul in Colonial New England

Mayhew uses Locke's category of the “credible witness” to establish his own ... like Mather, of sifting through the evidence of secret prayer and pious ...

Author: Sarah Rivett

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807835241

Category: History

Page: 364

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Though the U.S. Constitution guarantees the free exercise of religion, it does not specify what counts as a religion. From its founding in the 1830s, Mormonism, a homegrown American faith, drew thousands of converts but far more critics. In "A Peculiar People", J. Spencer Fluhman offers a comprehensive history of anti-Mormon thought and the associated passionate debates about religious authenticity in nineteenth-century America. He argues that understanding anti-Mormonism provides critical insight into the American psyche because Mormonism became a potent symbol around which ideas about religion and the state took shape. Fluhman documents how Mormonism was defamed, with attacks often aimed at polygamy, and shows how the new faith supplied a social enemy for a public agitated by the popular press and wracked with social and economic instability. Taking the story to the turn of the century, Fluhman demonstrates how Mormonism's own transformations, the result of both choice and outside force, sapped the strength of the worst anti-Mormon vitriol, triggering the acceptance of Utah into the Union in 1896 and also paving the way for the dramatic, yet still grudging, acceptance of Mormonism as an American religion.
Categories: History

Religion in Science Fiction

Religion in Science Fiction

In filling the pages of the first magazine dedicated to science fiction, Gernsback was not sifting through the utopias and earlier adventure fiction.

Author: Steven Hrotic

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472534279

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Religion in Science Fiction investigates the history of the representations of religion in science fiction literature. Space travel, futuristic societies, and non-human cultures are traditional themes in science fiction. Speculating on the societal impacts of as-yet-undiscovered technologies is, after all, one of the distinguishing characteristics of science fiction literature. A more surprising theme may be a parallel exploration of religion: its institutional nature, social functions, and the tensions between religious and scientific worldviews. Steven Hrotic investigates the representations of religion in 19th century proto-science fiction, and genre science fiction from the 1920s through the end of the century. Taken together, he argues that these stories tell an overarching story-a 'metanarrative'-of an evolving respect for religion, paralleling a decline in the belief that science will lead us to an ideal (and religion-free) future. Science fiction's metanarrative represents more than simply a shift in popular perceptions of religion: it also serves as a model for cognitive anthropology, providing new insights into how groups and identities form in a globalized world, and into how crucial a role narratives may play. Ironically, this same perspective suggests that science fiction, as it was in the 20th century, may no longer exist.
Categories: Religion

The Science of Strategic Conservation

The Science of Strategic Conservation

... projects, or parcels to assist in the process of sifting through the proposals to determine the best one available. In the past two decades, ...

Author: Kent D. Messer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107191938

Category: Nature

Page: 350

View: 429

Make conservation investments using structured decision-making, mathematical programming, the power of markets, and behavioral nudges.
Categories: Nature

The Science of Storytelling

The Science of Storytelling

The War of the Ghosts had various characteristics that were unusual, ... It's constructing your story for you: sifting through the confusion of information ...

Author: Will Storr

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781683358183

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 828

The compelling, groundbreaking guide to creative writing that reveals how the brain responds to storytelling Stories shape who we are. They drive us to act out our dreams and ambitions and mold our beliefs. Storytelling is an essential part of what makes us human. So, how do master storytellers compel us? In The Science of Storytelling, award-winning writer and acclaimed teacher of creative writing Will Storr applies dazzling psychological research and cutting-edge neuroscience to our myths and archetypes to show how we can write better stories, revealing, among other things, how storytellers—and also our brains—create worlds by being attuned to moments of unexpected change. Will Storr’s superbly chosen examples range from Harry Potter to Jane Austen to Alice Walker, Greek drama to Russian novels to Native American folk tales, King Lear to Breaking Bad to children’s stories. With sections such as “The Dramatic Question,” “Creating a World,” and “Plot, Endings, and Meaning,” as well as a practical, step-by-step appendix dedicated to “The Sacred Flaw Approach,” The Science of Storytelling reveals just what makes stories work, placing it alongside such creative writing classics as John Yorke’s Into the Woods: A Five-Act Journey into Story and Lajos Egri’s The Art of Dramatic Writing. Enlightening and empowering, The Science of Storytelling is destined to become an invaluable resource for writers of all stripes, whether novelist, screenwriter, playwright, or writer of creative or traditional nonfiction.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Risk Control and Quality Management in Neurosurgery

Risk Control and Quality Management in Neurosurgery

Dubious science has been rewarded — and later debunked — e.g. E. Moniz in 1949 ... when sifting through Science, Nature,or any other basic science journal.

Author: H.-J. Steiger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783709162378

Category: Medical

Page: 225

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Quality in an invasive discipline such as neurosurgery comprises evidence based medicine, cost effectiveness and also risk control. Risk control and quality management have become a science on their own, combining the expertise of many specialists such as psychologists, mathematicians and also economists. Intensive communication with basic safety scientists as well as safety experts from the industry and traffic promises ideas and concepts than can be adopted for neurosurgery. An international conference was held in Munich in October 2000 bringing together neurosurgeons and safety experts from outside medicine in order to discuss basic aspects of risk control and quality management and to develop structures applicable to neurosurgery. Basic aspects such as principles of risk and safety management, the human factor as well as standards of neurosurgical patient care, proficiency of staff and residents, and industrial quality standards were discussed. The presentations and discussions resulted in a wealth of new ideas and concepts. This book contains this material and thus provides a unique and comprehensive source of information on the current possibilities of quality management in neurosurgery.
Categories: Medical

The Science Book

The Science Book

The process has been likened to Smashing two watches together and then Sifting through the Wrecked pieces in an attempt to find out how the timepiece works.

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Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241185100

Category: Reference

Page: 352

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All the big ideas in science, simply explained Part of the popular Big Ideas series, The Science Book explores the history of science, how scientists have sought to explain our incredible universe and how amazing scientific discoveries have been made. Discover how Galileo worked out his scientific theories of motion and inertia, why Copernicus's ideas were contentious and what the discovery of DNA meant. All the big scientific ideas and discoveries are brought to life with quirky graphics, pithy quotes and step-by-step 'mind maps', plus every area of science is covered, including astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, maths and physics. You'll be brought up-to-date on scientific ideas from black holes to genetic engineering with eye-catching artworks showing how the ideas of key scientists have impacted our understanding of the world. Whether you are a science student or just have an interest in scientific ideas, The Science Book is a perfect way to explore this fascinating subject.
Categories: Reference

The Science Book

The Science Book

The process has been likened to smashing two watches together and then sifting through the wrecked pieces in an attempt to find out how the timepiece works.

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241202364

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 734

All the big ideas in science, simply explained Part of the popular Big Ideas series, The Science Book explores the history of science, how scientists have sought to explain our incredible universe and how amazing scientific discoveries have been made. Discover how Galileo worked out his scientific theories of motion and inertia, why Copernicus's ideas were contentious and what the discovery of DNA meant. All the big scientific ideas and discoveries are brought to life with quirky graphics, pithy quotes and step-by-step 'mind maps', plus every area of science is covered, including astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, maths and physics. You'll be brought up-to-date on scientific ideas from black holes to genetic engineering with eye-catching artworks showing how the ideas of key scientists have impacted our understanding of the world. Whether you are a science student or just have an interest in scientific ideas, The Science Book is a perfect way to explore this fascinating subject.
Categories: Science

The Science of Crime Scenes

The Science of Crime Scenes

An extensive search ofthe surroundings and painstaking sifting through rubble may be required to obtain important evidence. This evidence may include ...

Author: Max M. Houck

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123864642

Category: Law

Page: 400

View: 99

The recent National Research Council's report on forensic science calls for more fundamental education and training in the science behind the discipline. Nowhere is this need greater than in crime scene investigations. Long seen as merely "bagging and tagging," crime scene investigation and processing is now a complex process involving numerous sciences and methods. The Science of Crime Scenes addresses the science behind the scenes and demonstrates the latest methods and technologies in depth. The Science of Crime Scenes covers the philosophy of crime scenes as historical events, the personnel involved at a scene (including the media), the detection of criminal traces and their reconstruction, and special crime scenes, such as mass disasters and terrorist events. Written by an international trio of authors with decades of crime scene experience, The Science of Crime Scenes is the next generation of crime scene textbooks.
Categories: Law

An Anthology of Nineteenth Century American Science Writing

An Anthology of Nineteenth Century American Science Writing

Part Divisions and Introductions the part introductions are intended to give ... of this journey sifting through the written record of american science. i ...

Author: C. R. Resetarits

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781783080625

Category: Science

Page: 320

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This volume is a brief anthology of the most influential writing by American scientists between 1800 and 1900. Arranged thematically and chronologically to highlight the progression of American science throughout the nineteenth century – from its beginnings in self-taught classification and exploration to the movement towards university education and specialization – it is the first collection of its kind. Each section begins with a biography, putting human faces to each time period, and introducing such notable figures as Thomas Jefferson and Louis Agassiz.
Categories: Science

The Science of Selling

The Science of Selling

After a couple of years sifting through these sales methods, I made a decision that almost seemed crazy at the time. In spite of my own success, ...

Author: David Hoffeld

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101993187

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 799

The Revolutionary Sales Approach Scientifically Proven to Dramatically Improve Your Sales and Business Success Blending cutting-edge research in social psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics, The Science of Selling shows you how to align the way you sell with how our brains naturally form buying decisions, dramatically increasing your ability to earn more sales. Unlike other sales books, which primarily rely on anecdotal evidence and unproven advice, Hoffeld’s evidence-based approach connects the dots between science and situations salespeople and business leaders face every day to help you consistently succeed, including proven ways to: - Engage buyers’ emotions to increase their receptiveness to you and your ideas - Ask questions that line up with how the brain discloses information - Lock in the incremental commitments that lead to a sale - Create positive influence and reduce the sway of competitors - Discover the underlying causes of objections and neutralize them - Guide buyers through the necessary mental steps to make purchasing decisions Packed with advice and anecdotes, The Science of Selling is an essential resource for anyone looking to succeed in today's cutthroat selling environment, advance their business goals, or boost their ability to influence others. **Named one of The 20 Most Highly-Rated Sales Books of All Time by HubSpot
Categories: Business & Economics