What is science? How does science work? What are scientists?

Misconceptions regarding the answers to these questions abound. Too often science comes across to students as unapproachable and devoid of human involvement. These mistaken ideas can interfere in understanding science concepts, cause students to avoid pursuing careers involving science, and result in poor social decision-making by citizens and policy makers.

Thirty stories spanning five disciplines help students explore the development of key science concepts through the eyes of the scientists who were involved. Supplemental resources are provided for teachers to help achieve the greatest impact from the stories.