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Science Quotes


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Quotes slides used with music that was played as people were getting seated for the 21st Century Science Follow-up Session.

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Science Quotes

  1. 1. Science Quotes 21 st Century Skills Science Follow-Up
  2. 2. <ul><li>“ Science is simply common sense at its best, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.” </li></ul><ul><li>– Thomas Henry Huxley, (1825-95) English Biologist. </li></ul>
  3. 3. “ There is something fascinating about science.” --Mark Twain
  4. 4. “ In all science, error precedes the truth, and it is better it should go first than last.”  ~Hugh Walpole  
  5. 5. “ There is no adequate defense, except stupidity, against the impact of a new idea.” -- Percy Williams Bridgman, U. S. Physicist, Nobel Prize, 1946
  6. 6. Good math teachers are like… <ul><li>Hallmark cards: cares enough to give the best. </li></ul><ul><li>Coke: is the real thing. </li></ul><ul><li>General Electric: has a lot to give. </li></ul><ul><li>Tide: gets the stain out that others leave behind. </li></ul><ul><li>VO-5 hair spray: holds through all kinds of weather. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>  “ A good teacher is one-fourth preparation </li></ul><ul><li> and three-fourths theater.” </li></ul><ul><li> -- Godwin, Gail (b. 1937) American writer </li></ul>
  8. 8. &quot;Polar coordinates aren't just arctic fashions. &quot;
  9. 9. &quot;Do not worry too much about your difficulties in science, I can assure you that mine are still greater.&quot; -- Albert Einstein
  10. 10. Math Quotes &quot;The essence of science is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.”
  11. 11. <ul><li>&quot;Any teacher that can be replaced by a computer should be replaced by a computer.” </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>&quot;The notion of infinity is our greatest friend; </li></ul><ul><li>it is also the greatest enemy of our peace of mind.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>-- James Pierpont </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>“ Good teachers are usually a little crazy.” </li></ul><ul><li> -- Rooney, Andy (b. 1919) American journalist </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  14. 14. &quot;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.&quot; -- Bruce Joyce
  15. 15. “ Men love wonder, and that is the seed of science.” -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  16. 16. &quot;Decimals have a point.&quot;
  17. 17. Math Quotes &quot;An educated mind is, as it were, composed of all the minds of preceding ages.&quot; -- de Fontenelle
  18. 18. “ Black holes are where the creator divided by zero.” -- Steven Wright
  19. 19. “ Science is common sense at its best.” --Thomas Huxley
  20. 20. Good science teachers are like… <ul><li>Ivory soap: is 100% pure. </li></ul><ul><li>Cheerios: makes you feel groovy. </li></ul><ul><li>Frosted Flakes: makes you feel gr-r-r-reat. </li></ul><ul><li>Sears: has everything. </li></ul><ul><li>Master Charge: is good for emergencies. </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>&quot;Imagination is more important than </li></ul><ul><li>knowledge.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>-- Albert Einstein </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>“ Observation always involves theory.” </li></ul><ul><li>--Edwin Hubble </li></ul>
  23. 23. ” Great scientists are supreme artists.&quot; -- Martin H. Fisher
  24. 24. “ There is no adequate defense, except stupidity, against the impact of a new idea.” -- Percy Williams Bridgman, U. S. Physicist, Nobel Prize, 1946
  25. 25. “ 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
  26. 26. 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  
  27. 27. <ul><li>&quot;Well done is better than well said.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>-- Ben Franklin </li></ul>
  28. 28. &quot;Teaching is the royal road to learning.&quot; -- Jassamyn West
  29. 29. &quot;We only think when confronted with a problem.” -- John Dewey
  30. 30. &quot;I was x years old in the year x^2.” -- Augustus De Morgan (when asked about his age)
  31. 31. <ul><li>&quot;I do not teach, </li></ul><ul><li>I relate.” </li></ul><ul><li>-- Montaigne </li></ul>Michel de Montaigne
  32. 32. “ Nature composes some of her loveliest poems for the microscope & the telescope.” -- Theodore Roszak, 1972
  33. 33. <ul><li>&quot;The more you know, </li></ul><ul><li>the less sure you are.” </li></ul><ul><li>-- Voltaire </li></ul>
  34. 34. <ul><li>&quot;The most important questions in life are, </li></ul><ul><li>for the most part, </li></ul><ul><li>really only problems of probability.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>-- Pierre Simon de La Place </li></ul>
  35. 35. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;I hear and I forget. </li></ul><ul><li>I see and I remember. </li></ul><ul><li>I do and I understand.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>-- Chinese Proverb </li></ul>
  36. 36. ” Science is not a spectator sport!&quot;