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Science -- How It Works

Science may seem like it’s a strange thing — complicated, even a mystery. But really, science is all about finding out about nature and how things work, the reasons behind every-day things. So it’s more about questions and answers than anything. How? Where? Why?

It’s about making strange, mysterious, and complicated things become things we understand. There’s still lots more that we don’t understand about our world and the whole universe, but that’s where scientists come in. They are always asking questions and then finding the answers. So science isn’t really strange at all! It’s just curious people finding out about everything!

Find out more:

Science and Scientists 
What is science and who are scientists?

Scientific Method 
Scientist learn about the world by using the scientific method.

Meet the Scientist
Scientists at NIEHS; what they do and who they are

Epidemiology.....What is that?  
An important branch of medicine

Science Experiments
Scientists use experiments to find out about the world around us.  Try some of these experiments for yourself.

What does that word mean?

Sharing Information 
An important part of science

Metric System 
Gram, meter, liter - what's it all mean in science?

Spelling Science the British Way 
Have you seen some funny spelling in books or web pages from other countries?

Campers Learn about Everyday Chemistry
Read about a half-day summer camp called "Science and Everyday Experiences."

Fun things to do!

Prepare for the Science Fair 
This animated video provides an overview of the various steps involved in planning, designing and conducting a science experiment.

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