The mission of the Understanding Science website is "to provide a fun, accessible, and free resource that accurately communicates what science is and how it really works." The project has a specific focus on assisting teachers in keeping young people interested in science; to support this goal, the site includes a range of materials for teachers. Visitors can start with the Site Tour area to learn about the structure and organization of the site. Moving along, the Understanding Science 101 area includes quick reviews of topics like How Science Works, What is Science?, and Why Science Matters. The Resource Library contains classroom activities, teaching tools, and strategies for keeping students thinking and engaged. Visitors can also use the Correcting Misconceptions area to address certain commonly held beliefs like Science is complete or Science is a collection of facts. Finally, visitors can sign up to receive updates when the site adds new information.


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