Intuition tells us that the more factual information one gathers on a controversial topic, the more likely one will reach the “correct” conclusion.
Thousands of visitors young and old will have the chance to indulge their “inner scientist” during the 2014 Wisconsin Science Festival, held this year from Oct. 16-19, with more than 20 communities statewide joining Madison in the party.
The projects looked right at home in the Discovery Town Center: A row of four colorful scientific posters describing the status of stem cell therapies, complete with microscopic images, graphics, flow charts and detailed reference lists.
Students from rural Wisconsin high schools modeled, sampled, and pipetted their way through lessons on regenerative biology at the Rural Summer Science Camp.
Like any educational endeavor, hands-on science requires lots of trial and error, and good ideas may not always strike a chord with young imaginations. So how do you know when you’re on to something really good?