SCI CODE: Theories Are A Big Deal!
In this episode of SCI CODE, we take another look at using the word theory.
Colloquial use implies that theories are mere ideas. Which is totally wrong! When people say things like it’s just a theory, science becomes trivial. What kind of future lies ahead, if science loses its value?
Let us never find out.
Help set the record straight and spread the SCI CODE!
Inspired by every student whose told they can’t be an artist because it doesn’t “make enough money”.
The countdown of Cosmos
Project for my Social Psych class last semester. This poster series was created to 1) challenge these internalized stereotypes by bringing them to the viewer’s attention and 2) expand the range of role models by including a diverse group of women. Each poster follows the same basic pattern: a woman who has demonstrated her competency in a particular area refutes the stereotype that appears above her in the form of “Girls can’t …”. While the posters target girls ranging from children to young adults, I expect the message would also cause people outside that demographic to question their own beliefs about women and power. I designed each aspect of the posters with several principles of social psychology in mind:
Imagine that you are an H2O molecule. As a liquid, you vibrate and flow around with other water molecules. When temperatures get low, you vibrate less and begin connect with your neighbors to form ice.
BUT THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN NaCl GETS IN YOUR WAY!
With salt all up in your space, it becomes more difficult to bond your fellow H2O’s. That’s what’s happening when you melt ice with salt.
Most people will just say that salt lowers the freezing point of water. That is true, but it’s not the whole story.
I really don’t care is you’re slothful, just to bring it out on the road.
When water (H2O) molecules form bonds, salt (NaCl) lowers the freezing point of water, causing the molecular bonds separate!
Leave it to salt to ruin this date!
Have a happy salt-free Valentines Day! Watch the full video here!
Chocolate = Love
Pupils Dilating for Chocolatey goodness.