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What do you think is the most critical thing for science students to take away from a class? For me it is the idea that science allows us to test ideas about how natural things work (are causally related) and learn which ideas are stronger so we can adopt that understanding (until something better shows it up).

This thread was posted on July 29, 2013 at 1:43 PM ET by Diana Darnell.
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I think there are too many critical things in science. I am going through the National Board certification process and it has been enlightening to read through their 12 standards for what an accomplished teacher actions looks like and thinks. one big idea in the standard for science was teaching students habits of minds. there was a list but I had to dig around to find it. I encourage all teachers to print out a copy and read it and share with colleagues.

This was posted on April 2, 2014 at 3:08 PM ET by sheila Marquez.
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Physicists searching for the ultimate "theory of everything" have a major issue with time. They need to line quantum theory, our Assignment Help Online description of how little things act - together with relativity - the theory behind the way space, time and matter interact. The biggest stumbling block to this is time works in various routes in these theories.

This was posted on October 25, 2018 at 3:15 AM ET by Emileea Lisa.
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I think the most critical thing for my science students to take away from class is that the possibilities are endless. Imagination is key and questioning is our strength. The need to explore and learn makes us human, and science helps guide us on our path to understanding humanity.

This was posted on May 12, 2015 at 12:13 AM ET by Tisha Grudzien.
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Being a science major in college, myself, I believe one of the most important things I can take from a class is to feel inspired and enlightened by the topic's practicality. In other words, after my microbiology class every MWF, I always felt the desire to look up various viruses or symptoms that my friends or family members had been experiencing and make the deduction to the source myself.

This was posted on August 7, 2013 at 2:46 PM ET by Kathleen Wills.