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  • 1. Science Quotes21 stCentury Skills Science Follow-Up


  • Science is simplycommonsense at its best,rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.
  • Thomas Henry Huxley, (1825-95) English Biologist.

3. There is something fascinating about science. --Mark Twain 4. In all science, error precedes the truth, and it is better it should go first than last.~Hugh Walpole 5. There is no adequate defense, except stupidity, against the impact of a new idea.-- Percy Williams Bridgman, U. S. Physicist, Nobel Prize, 1946 6. Good math teachers are like

  • Hallmark cards:cares enoughto give the best.
  • Coke:is the real thing.
  • General Electric: has a lot togive.
  • Tide:gets the stain out thatothers leave behind.
  • VO-5 hair spray:holds through all kinds of weather.


  • A good teacher is one-fourth preparation
  • and three-fourths theater.
  • -- Godwin, Gail(b. 1937) American writer

8. "Polar coordinates aren't just arctic fashions. " 9. "Do not worry too much about your difficulties in science,I can assure you that mine are still greater."-- Albert Einstein 10. Math Quotes "The essence of science is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple. 11.

  • "Any teacher that can be replaced by a computer should be replaced by a computer.


  • "The notion of infinity is our greatest friend;
  • it is also the greatest enemy of our peace of mind."
  • -- James Pierpont


  • Good teachers are usually a little crazy.
  • -- Rooney, Andy (b. 1919) American journalist

14. "We have to reinvent the wheel every once in a while,not because we need a lot of wheels;but because we need a lot of inventors." -- Bruce Joyce 15. Men love wonder, and that is the seed of science. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson 16. "Decimals have a point." 17. Math Quotes "An educated mind is, as it were, composed of all the minds of preceding ages."-- de Fontenelle 18. Black holes are where the creator divided by zero.-- Steven Wright 19. Science is common sense at its best. --Thomas Huxley 20. Good science teachers are like

  • Ivory soap:is 100% pure.
  • Cheerios:makes you feelgroovy.
  • Frosted Flakes:makes youfeel gr-r-r-reat.
  • Sears:has everything.
  • Master Charge:is good for emergencies.


  • "Imagination is more important than
  • knowledge."
  • -- Albert Einstein


  • Observation always involves theory.
  • --Edwin Hubble

23. Great scientists are supreme artists." -- Martin H. Fisher 24. There is no adequate defense,except stupidity,against the impact of a new idea.-- Percy Williams Bridgman, U. S. Physicist, Nobel Prize, 1946 25. The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he's one who asks the right questions. -- Claude Lvi-Strauss,Le Cru et le cuit , 1964 26. If it'sgreenor wriggles, it's biology. If it stinks, it'schemistry . If itdoesn't work , it's physics. ~Handy Guide to Science 27.

  • "Well done is better than well said."
  • -- Ben Franklin

28. "Teaching is the royal road to learning." -- Jassamyn West 29. "We only think when confronted with aproblem.-- John Dewey 30. "I was x years old in the year x^2.-- Augustus De Morgan(when asked about his age) 31.

  • "I do not teach,
  • I relate.
  • -- Montaigne

Michel de Montaigne 32. Nature composes some of her loveliest poems for the microscope & the telescope. -- Theodore Roszak, 1972 33.

  • "The more you know,
  • the less sure you are.
  • -- Voltaire


  • "The most important questions in life are,
  • for the most part,
  • really only problems of probability."
  • -- Pierre Simon de La Place


  • "I hear and I forget.
  • I see and I remember.
  • I do and I understand."
  • -- Chinese Proverb

36. Science is not a spectator sport!"