Series: How Do Scientists Know...
Through an examination of Steno’s Law of Superposition, this video explains the importance of empirical data collection for gathering evidence in support of scientific laws. With the simple and entertaining analogy of pants in a laundry basket, Steno’s contribution to science – particularly palaeontology – will help students to understand the rigour that must go into a scientific law for it to be accepted. Show Less
The difference between a scientific theory, law and hypothesis can be easily misunderstood by students. This video aims to provide each of these terms with sturdy definitions, supported by a humorous and unlikely example that will be both illustrative and memorable to students. Show Less
This video explores the development of scientific theories over time using one of the biggest scientific questions of all time as an example: how did our universe begin? From the static model, to red shift, the cosmological constant, the Steady State model, redshift, the Big Bang theory and cosmic microwave background, students will come to understand that scientific theories are by no means eternal. Show Less