This varied collection of testing units is presented as an interest-stimulator to anyone concerned with evaluating his scientific aptitude. In this madcap race to build a celestial highway to the moon, there is the need for everyone to obtain a liberal éducation, rather than a narrow specialization in one field. Although it is still necessary for one to develop certain accomplishments in one particular interest, the advantages and understanding which are the products of a well-rounded knowledge must not be ignored. Take the mathematics out of science, and what remains is only rote memorization; but if the historical background were also included, one would become aware of the vital foundation of this, or any other scientific study. The greatest need in our increasingly technological world is not the production of a myriad of scientific geniuses, but rather the interest and Stimulation anyone, parent or pupil, can develop and expand to broaden his field of interest.
This book is designed to enable the individual to self-evaluate his scientific aptitude while also serving to acquaint him with the sciences, ranging from the physical through the natural sciences. The range of age level and compréhension ranges from junior high school to college in many of the units, with an attempt to reduce all the units to a general laymen understanding. To promote interest, inspiration, and mature thought are the objectives of the author and the principal reason for the testing units in the book. This practical teaching tooi will benefit students who have been exploring the many fields, as well as the adult who is anxious to re-evaluate his knowledge of the major branches of science. For every Dr. Einstein and Dr. Libby, an army of highly-trained techni-cal workers are needed to put these ideas in practical execution and application. It is important that we realize the extent of our knowledge in these fields, as well as cultívate and promote this interest in others.
There are more than 700 questions and answers covering over 30 separate departments. It is not the hope of the author to make scientists out of each and every student, but rather to familiarize and intrigue the reader with a few of the branches which comprise the field of modern science. Unlike one ingenious,