Exploring Science

'Exploring Science' has evolved to meet the advancing needs of today's science lessons. The student's book is now combined with a CD-ROM.

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Author: Mark Levesley

Publisher: Longman

ISBN: 1405895519

Category: Science

Page: 192

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'Exploring Science' has evolved to meet the advancing needs of today's science lessons. The student's book is now combined with a CD-ROM. The CD-ROM contains an ActiveBook (a digital version of the student book), fully blended with an extensive range of interactive multimedia resources.

How Science Works

Learning how science works in science centres, museums, zoos and botanic gardens Countless opportunities exist within the museum sector (a rather unsatisfactory term in common use to describe the plethora of science centres, museums, ...

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Author: Rob Toplis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136876417

Category: Education

Page: 168

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How Science Works provides student and practising teachers with a comprehensive introduction to one of the most dramatic changes to the secondary science curriculum. Underpinned by the latest research in the field, it explores the emergence and meaning of How Science Works and reviews major developments in pedagogy and practice. With chapters structured around three key themes - why How Science Works, what it is and how to teach it – expert contributors explore issues including the need for curriculum change, arguments for scientific literacy for all, school students’ views about science, what we understand about scientific methods, types of scientific enquiry, and, importantly, effective pedagogies and their implications for practice. Aiming to promote discussion and reflection on the ways forward for this new and emerging area of the school science curriculum, it considers: teaching controversial issues in science argumentation and questioning for effective teaching enhancing investigative science and developing reasoned scientific judgments the role of ICT in exploring How Science Works teaching science outside the classroom. How Science Works is a source of guidance for all student, new and experienced teachers of secondary science, interested in investigating how the curriculum can provide creativity and engagement for all school students.

How Science Works

Since 2006 there have been successive changes to the science curriculum at key stages 4 then 3 which reverse the priority for teaching promoting the idea of How Science Works (HSW) above the acquisition of knowledge about science.

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Author: James D. Williams

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441147073

Category: Education

Page: 168

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How Science Works

HOW SCIENCE WORKS One aspect of modern science that contributes to the cult of the expert is the assumption that science depends on complex technology, so it is hopeless for someone without technical training to try to understand the ...

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Author: Stephen H. Jenkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195158946

Category: Medical

Page: 227

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One week, red wine is good for the heart. The next week, new reports say it's bad for the health. So which is true? Anyone who's ever read science news with fascination, or who's ever been confounded by conflicting stories will appreciate this book. Taking a look at some true to life contemporary news stories, the author assesses recent studies on topics ranging from vitamin C and caffeine to pollution and cancer. With straight talk and a passion for the whole project of science, he demysifies the cult of the expert and sheds light on the nitty-gritty details of scientific processes. Any scientist loves a challenge, but the biggest challenge of all, observes Jenkins, is shared by scientists and nonscientitsts alike: how to make practical decisions in light of ambiguous evidence. Promising no simple answers, this book does offer excellent food for thought for people pondering that next glass of wine.

How Science Works Evolution

The fact that these three scientists worked independently of one another strengthened their case – you will recall my earlier point that it is an essential feature of how science works that new claims should be confirmed by independent ...

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Author: John Ellis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401777490

Category: Medical

Page: 160

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Evolution is just a theory, isn’t it? What is a scientific theory anyway? Don’t scientists prove things? What is the difference between a fact, a hypothesis and a theory in science? How does scientific thinking differ from religious thinking? Why are most leading scientists atheists? Are science and religion compatible? Why are there so many different religious beliefs but only one science? What is the evidence for evolution? Why does evolution occur? If you are interested in any of these questions and have some knowledge of biology, this book is for you.

Nutrigenomics How Science Works

Carsten Carlberg, Stine Marie Ulven, Ferdinand Molnár. Nutrigenomics: How Science Works Ferdinand Molnár Nutrigenomics: How Science Works Carsten Carlberg Stine Marie.

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Author: Carsten Carlberg

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030369484

Category: Medical

Page: 181

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The fascinating area of Nutrigenomics describes this daily communication between our diet and our genome. This book describes how nutrition shapes human evolution and demonstrates its consequences for our susceptibility to diseases, such as diabetes and atherosclerosis. Inappropriate diet can yield stress for our cells, tissues and organs and then it is often associated with low-grade chronic inflammation. Overnutrition paired with physical inactivity leads to overweight and obesity and results in increased burden for a body that originally was adapted for a life in the savannahs of East Africa. Therefore, this textbook does not discuss a theoretical topic in science, but it talks about real life and our life-long “chat” with diet. We are all food consumers, thus each of us is concerned by the topic of this book and should be aware of its mechanisms. The purpose of this book is to provide an overview on the principles of nutrigenomics and their relation to health or disease. The content of this book is based on the lecture course “Nutrigenomics”, which is held since 2003 once per year by Prof. Carlberg at the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio. The book represents an updated but simplified version of our textbook “Nutrigenomics” (ISBN 978-3-319-30413-7). Besides its value as a textbook, “Nutrigenomics: how science works” will be a useful reference for individuals working in biomedicine

Human Epigenetics How Science Works

Carsten Carlberg, Ferdinand Molnár. Human Epigenetics: How Science Works Human Epigenetics: How Science Works Carsten Carlberg • Ferdinand Molnár. Carsten Carlberg· Ferdinand Molnár Front Cover.

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Author: Carsten Carlberg

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030229078

Category: Medical

Page: 153

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The view “It’s all in our genes and we cannot change it” developed in the past 150 years since Gregor Mendel’s experiments with flowering pea plants. However, there is a special form of genetics, referred to as epigenetics, which does not involve any change of our genes but regulates how and when they are used. In the cell nucleus our genes are packed into chromatin, which is a complex of histone proteins and genomic DNA, representing the molecular basis of epigenetics. Our environment and lifestyle decisions influence the epigenetics of our cells and organs, i.e. epigenetics changes dynamically throughout our whole life. Thus, we have the chance to change our epigenetics in a positive as well as negative way and present the onset of diseases, such a type 2 diabetes or cancer. This textbook provides a molecular explanation how our genome is connected with environmental signals. It outlines that epigenetic programming is a learning process that results in epigenetic memory in each of the cells of our body. The central importance of epigenetics during embryogenesis and cellular differentiation as well as in the process of aging and the risk for the development of cancer are discussed. Moreover, the role of the epigenome as a molecular storage of cellular events not only in the brain but also in metabolic organs and in the immune system is described. The book represents an updated but simplified version of our textbook “Human Epigenomics” (ISBN 978-981-10-7614-8). The first five chapters explain the molecular basis of epigenetics, while the following seven chapters provide examples for the impact of epigenetics in human health and disease.

Cancer Biology How Science Works

Carsten Carlberg, Eunike Velleuer. Eunike Velleuer Cancer Biology: How Science Works Cancer Biology: How Science Works Carsten Carlberg · Eunike Velleuer. Carsten Carlberg Front Cover.

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Author: Carsten Carlberg

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030756994

Category: Medical

Page: 167

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Cancer is a collection of diseases that can affect basically every organ of our body, all of which have in common uncontrolled cellular growth. The cells forming our body have the potential to grow in the context of wound healing or for the constant replacement of cells in our blood, skin or intestine. Behind every newly diagnosed malignant tumor in adulthood there is an individual history of probably 20 or more years of tumorigenesis. Therefore, malignant tumor formation often takes time making cancer in most cases to an aging-related disease that we seem not to be able to evade. However, tumorigenesis is dependent on multiple environmental influences, many of which we have under control by lifestyle decisions, such as retaining from smoking, selecting healthy food and being physically active. Thus, cancer preventive interventions are the most effective way to fight against cancer. This textbook wants not only to describe basic mechanisms leading to cancer but also to provide the readers with a more holistic view including cancer surveaillance mechanisms of the immune system. We will place these insights in the context of the personal consequences of everyone’s lifestyle decisions. The content of the book is linked to the lecture course in “Cancer Biology”, which is given by Prof. Carlberg since 2005 at the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio. Moreover, biological processes explained in this book will be set into a clinical context using the experience of Dr. Velleuer in the daily care in oncology. This book also relates to the textbooks “Mechanisms of Gene Regulation: How Science Works” (ISBN 978-3-030-52321-3), “Human Epigenetics: How Science Works” (ISBN 978-3-030-22907-8) and “Nutrigenomics: How Science Works” (ISBN 978-3-030-36948-4), the studying of which may be interesting to readers who like to get more detailed information.

How Science Works Evolution

The fact that these three scientists worked independently of one another strengthened their case – you will recall my earlier point that it is an essential feature of how science works that new claims should be confirmed by independent ...

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Author: R. John Ellis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048131839

Category: Medical

Page: 100

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Evolution is just a theory, isn’t it? What is a scientific theory anyway? Don’t scientists prove things? What is the difference between a fact, a hypothesis and a theory in science? How does scientific thinking differ from religious thinking? Why are most leading scientists atheists? Are science and religion compatible? Why are there so many different religious beliefs but only one science? What is the evidence for evolution? Why does evolution occur? If you are interested in any of these questions and have some knowledge of biology, this book is for you.

Mechanisms of Gene Regulation How Science Works

Carsten Carlberg, Ferdinand Molnár. Ferdinand Molnár Mechanisms of Gene Regulation: How Science Works Mechanisms of Gene Regulation: How Science Works Carsten Carlberg •. Carsten Carlberg Front Cover.

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Author: Carsten Carlberg

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030523213

Category: Medical

Page: 149

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This textbook aims to describe the fascinating area of eukaryotic gene regulation for graduate students in all areas of the biomedical sciences. Gene expression is essential in shaping the various phenotypes of cells and tissues and as such, regulation of gene expression is a fundamental aspect of nearly all processes in physiology, both in healthy and in diseased states. Th is pivotal role for the regulation of gene expression makes this textbook essential reading for students of all the biomedical sciences, in order to be better prepared for their specialized disciplines. A complete understanding of transcription factors and the processes that alter their activity is a major goal of modern life science research. The availability of the whole human genome sequence (and that of other eukaryotic genomes) and the consequent development of next-generation sequencing technologies have significantly changed nearly all areas of the biological sciences. For example, the genome-wide location of histone modifications and transcription factor binding sites, such as provided by the ENCODE consortium, has greatly improved our understanding of gene regulation. Therefore, the focus of this book is the description of the post-genome understanding of gene regulation.