SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENTS

Scientific experiments are a fun and exciting way to learn more about the wonderful world of science. In this section you'll find great articles all about scientific experiments.

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Making a model of an atom is a good way to learn about the physical world. Read this article to learn how to make a model of an atom.

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  • How Scientific Peer Review Works
    How Scientific Peer Review Works

    Like any quality-control system, peer review was designed to scrutinize all new scientific discoveries, ideas and implications. So how does flawed research still slip through the system of checks and balances? See more »

  • How the Scientific Method Works
    How the Scientific Method Works

    You don't have to be a scientist in a white coat to use the scientific method. We all use it every day to make observations and solve problems. See more »

  • How the Young Scientist Challenge Works
    How the Young Scientist Challenge Works

    Do you think back to your science classes with a feeling of nostalgia and interest? Or do you remember them with a sense of panic and dread? Well, the Young Scientist Challenge is designed to help kids love the subject. See more »

  • Name That Scientific Law -- and the Big Brain Behind It
    Name That Scientific Law -- and the Big Brain Behind It

    Chances are you've heard of many of the scientific laws we're about to mention, along with the geniuses behind them. The question is, can you put the two together? See more »

  • Quiz: Fabulous Female Scientists
    Quiz: Fabulous Female Scientists

    Disproving the misguided stereotype that boys are naturally better at math and science than girls, women earn around half the science-related degrees in higher education. Since Hypatia, the ancient Egyptian mathematician, women have made groundbreaking contributions in math and science and are only now receiving proper recognition. Are you ready to test your knowledge of these brainy ladies? See more »

  • Top 10 Scientific Breakthroughs We Literally Couldn't Live Without
    Top 10 Scientific Breakthroughs We Literally Couldn't Live Without

    You might argue we have scientists to thank for our own survival. What breakthroughs have kept the human race from dying out? See more »

  • Top 5 Crazy Government Experiments
    Top 5 Crazy Government Experiments

    The occasional oddball research premise slips past the people who review government grant applications. What are some of the craziest instances of your tax dollars at work? See more »

  • Top 5 Science-borne Superpowers
    Top 5 Science-borne Superpowers

    Since the dawn of cartoons and comic books, kids have imagined themselves endowed with superpowers. What extraordinary abilities are scientists working to bring to you right now? See more »

  • Why are rodents such popular test subjects?
    Why are rodents such popular test subjects?

    Compared to dogs, cats, guinea pigs and rabbits, rats and mice are by far voted Most Popular in research labs. (Dogs and cats are tied for Best Looking.) What's the attraction for scientists? See more »

  • Why do we experiment on animals?
    Why do we experiment on animals?

    Since we're trying to figure out what makes Ted tick (or makes Ted's ticker stop ticking), why not cut out the middle mouse? It's complicated. See more »

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