Think Like a Scientist – 10 Short Videos

Ever wondered how the likes of Aristotle, Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking think?

Despite the stereotype of influential scientists being mad-hat eccentrics, there is always method to their madness. Their quest to acquire knowledge underpins their role as scientists. In fact, the word science is derived from the Latin word “scientia” which means “knowledge”.

Experimentation and research are central to the scientific process as we try to better understand and interpret how the world works.  In a series of 10 short videos The Open University outlines how to think like a scientist.

Why keep a journal?

 

Potato experiment: How much water is in a potato?

 

How to present your results

 

Cucumber experiment: How to measure osmosis in a cucumber

 

Making it all add up

 

Ice tray experiment: Changing states of matter

 

Explaining negative numbers

 

Yeast experiment: Measuring respiration in yeast

 

Explaining scientific notion

 

Kiwi fruit experiment: Finding the DNA of a Kiwi fruit

 

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Updated 
18 December, 2014 - 14:45