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In the world of science, people rarely work alone. There is a sort of comfort that comes with working with others toward a shared goal. Workshops are the sort of events that you should try to join when you absolutely can. There are tons of benefits that you can obtain if you join a science workshop. Let’s look at them a little bit closer.

Here are a few benefits that we can personally vouch for:

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Gaining Knowledge from Experts

Workshops are usually held by people who are generally highly experienced in their particular field. If the workshop that you’re joining is directed toward a particular scientific method or field, you can be sure that there will be experts there to share their ideas with you.

Learning from the best is often a pretty good boon if you ask us! After all, everyone can always benefit from extra knowledge.

Networking

One of the best things about a workshop is that you get to meet other people who are often interested in the same thing as yourself. Events which attract science enthusiasts like a science workshop or event tends to do will provide you with a rather priceless opportunity to interact and meet people who can give you better insight toward the topic on hand.

Networking also comes in handy for other parts of one’s life like when you’re trying to get a job or trying to find other workshops in the future. If you make friends or get leads toward a group that you can join so that you can keep abreast of other workshops or events in the future, isn’t that a good thing?

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Hands-On Learning

Workshops tend to have a particular task that needs to be completed by the end of it. If there is anything that we have learned from workshops, it is this: you learn faster when you work with your hands.

It is one thing to know the theory and consider its practical application. It is an entirely different thing when that theory is put into practice. When things are done by hand, your body tends to absorb things a lot better. Think of it this way: you better remember going to a place if you are the one responsible for getting yourself there—as opposed to being along for the ride as a passenger merely enjoying the sights.

There are, of course, a lot more other benefits. These are just the few that we can tick off at the top of our minds. If you would like to find out what the others are, we highly suggest that you join a science workshop and find out for yourself what they are!

sicne 880x425 - Dialing Back: Biggest Scientific Breakthroughs We Continue to Enjoy Today

Science can be hailed as the source of so many new developments which drastically changed and shaped the world. Today, we wanted to take a look at some of the biggest scientific breakthroughs we continue to enjoy.

Penicillin

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Back in the day if someone got sick it was quite natural for you to die within the fortnight or to survive and carry the effects forever. It wasn’t until 1928 that Sir Alexander Fleming had inadvertently discovered that the staph bacteria wouldn’t grow in an area that around a fungal growth. Specifically, pencillium chrysogenum mold—the same that makes brie cheese. The discovery of penicillin allowed for the swift curing of staph infections and other serious illnesses.

Electricity

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In 1821, Michael Faraday discovered something that completely revolutionized the world. He had someone discovered the first ever electric motor. His discovery directly led his other invention: the generator. This empowered more and more industries to leave behind coal and steam power. In today’s world, you would be hard pressed to find someone who does not make use of electricity in their everyday lives.

The Rosetta Stone

For the longest time, people didn’t really know how to communicate with each other as they all spoke different languages. Even the way they wrote things down were completely different from one nation to the next. This was particularly true when it came to Ancient Egyptian text. It was generally believed that no one would be able to understand it ever again. However, when Lt. Pierre-Francois Bouchard found a slab of stone which was the key to understanding Egyptian Hieroglyphs, it provided such a clear glimpse into an amazing past. It also allowed us to reclaim technology which the Egyptians found before.

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These are only some of the great scientific discoveries which continue to help us learn more about our world and to help us live a better quality of life than what was available than those who have gone before us. What other scientific discoveries do we still continue to benefit off today?