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  • Science Quotes 21 st Century Skills Science Follow-Up
    • “ Science is simply common sense at its best, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.”
    • – Thomas Henry Huxley, (1825-95) English Biologist.
  • “ There is something fascinating about science.” --Mark Twain
  • “ In all science, error precedes the truth, and it is better it should go first than last.”  ~Hugh Walpole  
  • “ There is no adequate defense, except stupidity, against the impact of a new idea.” -- Percy Williams Bridgman, U. S. Physicist, Nobel Prize, 1946
  • Good math teachers are like…
    • Hallmark cards: cares enough to give the best.
    • Coke: is the real thing.
    • General Electric: has a lot to give.
    • Tide: gets the stain out that others leave behind.
    • VO-5 hair spray: holds through all kinds of weather.
    •   “ A good teacher is one-fourth preparation
    • and three-fourths theater.”
    • -- Godwin, Gail (b. 1937) American writer
  • "Polar coordinates aren't just arctic fashions. "
  • "Do not worry too much about your difficulties in science, I can assure you that mine are still greater." -- Albert Einstein
  • Math Quotes "The essence of science is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.”
    • "Any teacher that can be replaced by a computer should be replaced by a computer.”
    • "The notion of infinity is our greatest friend;
    • it is also the greatest enemy of our peace of mind."
    • -- James Pierpont
    • “ Good teachers are usually a little crazy.”
    • -- Rooney, Andy (b. 1919) American journalist
    •  
  • "We have to reinvent the wheel every once in a while, not because we need a lot of wheels; but because we need a lot of inventors." -- Bruce Joyce
  • “ Men love wonder, and that is the seed of science.” -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "Decimals have a point."
  • Math Quotes "An educated mind is, as it were, composed of all the minds of preceding ages." -- de Fontenelle
  • “ Black holes are where the creator divided by zero.” -- Steven Wright
  • “ Science is common sense at its best.” --Thomas Huxley
  • Good science teachers are like…
    • Ivory soap: is 100% pure.
    • Cheerios: makes you feel groovy.
    • Frosted Flakes: makes you feel gr-r-r-reat.
    • Sears: has everything.
    • Master Charge: is good for emergencies.
    • "Imagination is more important than
    • knowledge."
    • -- Albert Einstein
    • “ Observation always involves theory.”
    • --Edwin Hubble
  • ” Great scientists are supreme artists." -- Martin H. Fisher
  • “ There is no adequate defense, except stupidity, against the impact of a new idea.” -- Percy Williams Bridgman, U. S. Physicist, Nobel Prize, 1946
  • “ The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he's one who asks the right questions.”   -- Claude Lévi-Strauss, Le Cru et le cuit , 1964
  • If it's green or wriggles, it's biology. If it stinks, it's chemistry . If it doesn't work , it's physics. ~Handy Guide to Science  
    • "Well done is better than well said."
    • -- Ben Franklin
  • "Teaching is the royal road to learning." -- Jassamyn West
  • "We only think when confronted with a problem.” -- John Dewey
  • "I was x years old in the year x^2.” -- Augustus De Morgan (when asked about his age)
    • "I do not teach,
    • I relate.”
    • -- Montaigne
    Michel de Montaigne
  • “ Nature composes some of her loveliest poems for the microscope & the telescope.” -- Theodore Roszak, 1972
    • "The more you know,
    • the less sure you are.”
    • -- Voltaire
    • "The most important questions in life are,
    • for the most part,
    • really only problems of probability."
    • -- Pierre Simon de La Place
    • "I hear and I forget.
    • I see and I remember.
    • I do and I understand."
    • -- Chinese Proverb
  • ” Science is not a spectator sport!"