The Power of Perception & Diversity in science

The Power of Perception & Diversity in science

The Power of Perception & Diversity in science & your classes

What do you think you see? What do you see now?

Now do you see the cow? Interpreting Images

Of Mice, Men and Science If time

Basketball Passing http://viscog.beckman.uiuc.edu/grafs/demos/15.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGQmdoK_ZfY& Perception & Diversity What positive influences can diversity

(including diversity of viewpoints) contribute: To science? To your science lessons?

What does all this have to do with science?

Scientific Knowledge Is Empirically based

Tentative The product of observation and inference The product of creative thinking Subjective, to a degree

Influenced by social and cultural contexts Christiaan Huygens Model of the Planet Saturn: Saturn is surrounded by a thin, flat ring, nowhere touching.

Perception & Diversity What positive influences can diversity

(including diversity of viewpoints) contribute to science and the work of scientists?

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