Web notes & Calendar, January 2013
Posted on the California Academy of Science website about the Understanding Science "How Science Works Flowchart:"
This is a fantastic overview of a great conceptual flow chart. I really like the explanation with spider discovery. It makes me wonder if you (or someone) could do a similar bit albeit a bit longer with climate change? What I really appreciate about this flow chart and explanation is that it gets to the rigor behind the scientific endeavor which I believe isn't well understood in the general public.
On Understanding Evolution:
I simply want to thank all involved in this project I have used it in introductory college courses in the past, and just stopped by to take a look again as I prepare to use it in the next few weeks to help geology students learn about evolution. I believe I am seeing some new material on cladograms (or I didn't appreciate it before!) and need to say in particular, that those pages are EXCELLENT, truly the best freely available resource out there. Thanks, thanks, thanks!
Professor, Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Central Michigan University