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STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math: Science

This guide can help with resources related to STEM fields and provide valuable sources of information including news sources, books, relevant websites, and journal articles.

General Science Books (Select book cover for more information and availability.)

What is Science?

Science is the study of the world around us – how things work, what living things there are, how things happen, etc. supported by logic and reasoning. Learning science is all about examining properties of a thing in a systematic manner, endorsed by validation of theoretical knowledge through scientific experimentation and research.

Science can be classified in the following broad categories:
Biology –  the study of anything that is alive; there are many sub-categories like microbiology, botany, and zoology.

Physical Science – those sciences that study living and non-living things: physics, chemistry, earth sciences (geology, meteorology, oceanography, etc), and astronomy (studying the stars and other planets).

Social Science – sciences dealing with human beings. Some examples of social sciences include anthropology, geography, economics, and history.

From V&S Publishers’ Editorial Board. Concise Dictionary Of Science. V&S Publishers, 2012.

Who Can Be a Scientist?

What does a scientist look like  What do they do?  Get an idea from some of the people who have won the Nobel Prize in various science disciplines.  You can also input particular names to the Biography in Context database listed below to get a better understanding of certain scientists and the nature of their work. 

General Science Databases

General Science Websites

General Science News

General Science Videos

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