anatomy & physiology
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Famous Scientists
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Science & Technology Educational Posters & Charts Index
for the life, physical, and earth sciences classrooms


Understanding Science Flowchart Poster
Understanding Science
Flowchart Poster

Theoretical and practical knowledge about the world is acquired by the scientific method of

  • observing a phenomenon in the physical world,
  • forming an explanation, or hypothesis, for the phenomenon, and
  • testing the hypothesis by means of objective, reproducible experiment.

This scientific method, proposed by Sir Francis Bacon, was considered ‘revolutionary’ and represents a marker date of changing attitudes and thinking about the world that was discernable from the time of Copernicus, Kepler and Vesalius.

The exact boundaries of scientific disciplines are impossible and undesireable to establish because knowledge acquired in the study of one subject is informative and applicable in other areas. Application of scientific knowledge, which by nature is incomplete, resulted in technologies that alter the basic nature they sought to manipulate. To assume that new technologies designed to remedy old technologies will be better informed is, ummm, unscientific?

Life sciences - biology, botany, and zoology: Physical sciences - astronomy, chemistry, and physics: Earth sciences - environmental, energy, geology, and weather & climate, classrooms.

Quotes about Science~

• “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but "That's funny...” ~ Isaac Asimov
• “Now it is established in the sciences that no knowledge is acquired save through the study of its causes and beginnings, if it has had causes and beginnings; nor completed except by knowledge of its accidents and accompanying essentials.” ~ Avicenna
• “Science is but an image of the truth.” ~ Sir Frances Bacon
• “Spirit is the real and eternal; matter is the unreal and temporal.” ~ Mary Baker Eddy
• “The chief difficulty which prevents men of science from believing in divine as well as in nature Spirits is their materialism.” Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
• “We have men of science, too few men of God. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount. The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living. If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.” ~ Omar Bradley
• “Science is the only news. When you scan through a newspaper or magazine, all the human interest stuff is the same old he-said-she-said, the politics and economics the same sorry cyclic dramas, the fashions a pathetic illusion of newness, and even the technology is predictable if you know the science. Human nature doesn’t change much; science does, and the change accrues, altering the world irreversibly.” ~ Stewart Brand
• “The kitchen's a laboratory, and everything that happens there has to do with science. It's biology, chemistry, physics. Yes, there's history. Yes, there's artistry. Yes, to all of that. But what happened there, what actually happens to the food is all science.” ~ Alton Brown
• “Science is but a mere heap of facts, not a golden chain of truths, if we refuse to link it to the throne of God.” ~ Frances Power Cobbe
• “Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.” ~ John Dewey
• “Why does this magnificent applied science which saves work and makes life easier bring us so little happiness? The simple answer runs: Because we have not yet learned to make sensible use of it.” ~ Albert Einstein
• “Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
• “Scientists are explorers. Philosophers are tourists.” ~ Richard Feynman
• “Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.” ~ Richard Feynman
• “I am actually not at all a man of science, not an observer, not an experimenter, not a thinker. I am by temperament nothing but a conquistador — an adventurer, if you want it translated — with all the curiosity, daring, and tenacity characteristic of a man of this sort.” ~ Sigmund Freud
• “Mathematics is the queen of sciences and arithmetic is the queen of mathematics” ~ Carl Friedrich Gauss
• “Today the network of relationships linking the human race to itself and to the rest of the biosphere is so complex that all aspects affect all others to an extraordinary degree. Someone should be studying the whole system, however crudely that has to be done, because no gluing together of partial studies of a complex nonlinear system can give a good idea of the behavior of the whole.” ~ Murray Gell-Mann
• “Science and art belong to the whole world, and before them vanish the barriers of nationality.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
• “And if we must educate our poets and artists in science, we must educate our masters, labour and capital, in art.” ~ J. B. S. Haldane
• “Whoever in the pursuit of science, seeks after immediate practical utility may rest assured that he seeks in vain.” Academic Discourse (Heidelberg 1862) ~ Hermann von Helmholtz
• “Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another.” ~ Thomas Hobbes
• “Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.” ~ Edwin Hubble
• “Science is the one human activity that is truly progressive. The body of positive knowledge is transmitted from generation to generation.” ~ Edwin Hubble
• “Nothing can be more incorrect than the assumption one sometimes meets with, that physics has one method, chemistry another, and biology a third.” ~ Thomas Huxley
• “Scientists are peeping toms at the keyhole of eternity.” ~ Arthur Koestler
• “The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.” ~ H. P. Lovecraft
• “In science, all facts, no matter how trivial or banal, enjoy democratic equality.” ~ Mary McCarthy
• “It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.” ~ H. L. Mencken
• “The artist does not illustrate science (but) he frequently responds to the same interests that a scientist does.” ~ Lewis Mumford
• “If I have ever made any valuable discoveries it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent.” ~ Isaac Newton
• “Science without conscience is the death of the soul.” ~ Francois Rabelais
• “Vast is the field of Science. The more a man knows, the more he will find he has to know.” ~ Samuel Richardson
• “We were making the first step out of the age of chemistry and physics, and into the age of biology.” ~ Jeremy Rifkin
• “It is sometimes important for science to know how to forget the things she is surest of.” ~ Jean Rostand
• “Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.” ~ Bertrand Russell
• “A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
• “Sciences may be learned by rote, but wisdom not.” ~ Laurence Sterne
• “Science does not know its debt to imagination.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
• “There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.” ~ Mark Twain Life on the Mississippi, 1883
• “Only by strict specialization can the scientific worker become fully conscious, for once and perhaps never again in his lifetime, that he has achieved something that will endure. A really definitive and good accomplishment is today always a specialized act.” ~ Max Weber
• “We have not given science too big a place in our education, but we have made a perilous mistake in giving it too great a preponderance in method in every other branch of study.” ~ Woodrow Wilson

Periodic Table of the Elements Poster Chart

Periodic Table of the Elements Posters
A periodic table is a tabular method of displaying elements.

Anatomy and Physiology Poster

Anatomy & Physiology Posters -
human body, circulatory, digestive, endocrine, lymphatic, muscular, nervous, reproductive, respiratory, sense, skeletal systems

GALAXIES Galaxies Chart - ©Spaceshots

Astronomy Posters -
Astronomy is the scientific study of celestial objects and phenomena that originate outside Earth's atmosphere - Earth from space, galaxies, moon, Hubble, nebulae, planets, solar system, sun, star charts, space travel...

The Dawn of Aviation Fine Art Print

Aviation & Flight Posters -
birds, gliders, balloons, planes, rockets, space flight, Wright Bros, Lindbergh, Earhart, Yeager, astronauts.

Biology Poster

Biology Posters -
biology - the science of life- cell biology, marine biology, microbiology, bacteria, plant & animal cell, biosphere, cytokinesis, meiosis, mitosis, photosynthesis, symbiosis,

Botany Poster

Botany Posters -
botany - the science of plants - fungi, mushrooms, herbs, medicinal plants, trees, flowers, George Washington Carver ...

Understanding Light Science Poster

Chemistry & Physics Posters -
Chemistry and physics are two of the most fundamental scientific studies of the natural world. Chemistry deals with the atomic level of matter, physics is the study of the physical universe which makes up matter.

The Weather - International Edition Fine-Art Print

Climate & Weather Posters -
Climate generally refers the cumulative effect of atmospheric events, or weather, averaged over a long period time.

Pollution & the Environment Poster

Ecology Posters -
ecology - science of relationships between living organisms and their environments - pollution, environmental threats, sustainable energy, Rachel Carson, biomes.

Minerals Art Prints

Geology Posters -
geosphere, plate tectonics, volcano, earthquakes, cosmic catastrophes, minerals.....

Heroes of Science & Technology - Archimedes Wall Poster

Mathematics Posters
mathematics - the study of "quantity, structure, space, and change, justified by deductive reasoning, starting from axioms and definitions"
Pythagoras, Euclid, Archimedes, Copernicus, Rene Descartes, Blaise Pascal, Isaac Newton, Leibniz, Leonard Euler, Benjamin Banneker, Charles Babbage, Florence Nightingale, Albert Einstein, M. C. Escher, Grace Hopper, Philip Emeagwali.....

Zoology Poster

Zoology Posters
(Greek zoon = animal and logos = word) is the biological discipline which involves the study of animals.

States of Matter Poster
States of Matter Poster

Poster depicts the five states of matter: solid, liquid, gas, plasma and Bose-Einstein, with information on each state. Sections on “What is Matter?”, “The Structure of Matter”, “Matter Research” about the new CERN particle accelerator. Size: 26"L X 36"W, Matte finish, Laminated.

Food Safety Poster
Food Safety Poster

How Safe Is Our Food?
Where "Bad Bugs" Grow
You can't see bacteria and viruses, but the average kitchen has many palces where they can grow.
1 Refrigerator - Keep it at 40ºF or cooler to slow the growth of bacteria. Keep the freezer at 0º.
2 Dishcloths and sponges - A sponge or dishcloth used to wipe off raw meat drippings can house millions of bacteria after just a few hours. Use paper towels or change sponges and dishcloths often.
3 Raw eggs may contain salmonella bacteris. Don't eat anything that contains raw eggs, including uncooked cookie dough or cake batter.
4 Countertops - Germs grow on places where food has spilled. Clean your counters with hot water and detergent.
5 Cutting boards and knives - Bacteria from raw meat, poultry or fish stay and grow until board or knives are thoroughly washed in hot water.
6 Cook meats and poultry until no read shows. Cook red meat to an interior temperature of 160ºF, poultry to 180º.
7 Dishes - When you wash dishes and utensils by hand, allow them to air dry to prevent re-contamination from hands and towels.
8 Leftovers - Refrigerate food as soon as possible, and no longer than two hours after cooking. Remember: When in doubt, throw it out.
9 Fruits and vegetables - Always wash produce before eating to remove any disease-causing bugs and traces of pesticides and other chemicals.

Ellen Swallow Richards
culinary / food posters

Science Career Ideas for Kids Laminated Poster
Science Career
Ideas for Kids,
Laminated Poster

no longer available

Science Career Ideas for Kids Roadmap -

Anthropologist, Archeologist, Astronaut, Astronomer, Biochemist, Chemist, Chiropractor, Coroner, Cytologist, Dentist, Dermatologist, Dietician, Forensic Investigator, Forest Ranger, Geologist, Medical Technician, Microbiologist, Nuclear Physicist, Nurse, Nutritionist, Oceanographer, Optometrist, Paleontologist, Pathologist, Pharmacist, Physician, Robotics Technician, Science Teacher, Surgeon, Veterinarian.

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I love experiments. I'm good at asking "Why?" and trying to find answers. I like learning about stars, plants and animals, rocks and fossils, robots and computers. If I work hard and follow my dream, I'll be part of a major scientific research teams. I have the power to be somebody!

Related careers: Engineer / Antropologist / Lab Technician / Chemist / Oceanographer

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