THE RESEARCH SCIENTIST’S TOOLBOX – CREATING, EVALUATING, PRESENTING, DEFENDING
Program Type: Family Program Workshop or Trip
Date: Mar. 27, 2014 | Thursday, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Requirements: Minimum age 12. Minors under 16 must be accompanied by a registered adult.
Location: Nature Research Center – Micro World Investigate Lab – 3rd floor
Fee: Free, but pre-registration is required to ensure a spot.
Where do scientists get their ideas for, and how do they convince others to fund their experiments? Are curiosity and observation skills over-hyped? What is “scientific design”? What is the correct way to record and analyze results? Where do ethics and regulatory agencies enter into the picture? And how do you share your results and defend your conclusions? Designed for students in high school considering a college path in the sciences, this class explores the question of just what does it mean to “be a scientist” and what skills are needed. Activities include observation skill tests, how to design a study, argue effectively, and confront a “legal battle” over “who owns the lab notebooks.”
Program Instructor: Deb Bailey, Coordinator for the Micro World Investigate Lab.
Registration information: Fill out online, print and mail the Museum’s Registration Form with payment. For more information contact Debbie Huston, scheduling coordinator, at 919.707.9840.
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