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.
All classes are made available through the generosity of a grant from the Biogen Idec Foundation.