The National Academy of Sciences is an honorific society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, which — under its Congressional charter — provides advice to the Nation on science and technology. A high-quality science education means that students will develop an in-depth understanding of content and develop key skills—communication, collaboration, inquiry, problem solving, and flexibility—that will serve them throughout their educational and professional lives.
Read the summary of an NAS colloquium to explore research that can improve the effective communication of science to lay audiences. Sense about Science has hugely influenced, helped and improved the relationship between scientists, science and the public. Kids and adults alike are invited to enjoy hands-on science activities every Saturday and Sunday from noon-4 p.m. at the Koshland Science Museum. Join Ira and the Science Friday staff, as well as celebrities and scientists, at the Intrepid Museum on Saturday, October 15.
Science Priorities for a Changing Arctic — The day after the White House hosts its first ministerial on Arctic science, the Academies will hold a public event to reflect on the discussions from the meeting. The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative has announced the recipients of 11 grants awarded to support interdisciplinary projects related to art and science, engineering, and medicine frontier collaborations. Ask for Evidence is our public campaign to help people request for themselves the evidence behind news stories, marketing claims and policies.
Eldest children have IQs 2 to 3 points greater than younger siblings’, and the reason is not genetics, but the way their parents treat them, according to the study published in the latest issue of the journal Science researchers at the University of Oslo collected data from 2,40, 000 Norwegian men and found that firstborns had an average IQ of 103.2, about 2 points higher than second-born males and about 3 points higher than men born third.
It is the epic scope of the science fiction books that attracted me. The books of a specific kind called speculative fiction try to tell today what the world looks like tomorrow. He is selecting the part of the IAU definition that he finds useful, arguing that a planet is anything that orbits a star, doesn’t fuse elements in its core and has enough internal gravity to be nearly round. This science project will also be a great demonstration at a science fair where students need to present their idea and information about why it works. Standards set the expectations for what students should know and be able to do. The NGSS were developed by states to improve science education for all students. Dr. Francine Garrett-Bakelman arrived at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in the middle of the night, ready to get her hands on Scott Kelly’s blood.