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Science is a new skill introduced in The Sims 3: University Life. Science skill can be increased by reading any of the 3 skill books, by using the Science Research Station or the Group Science Project, by taking classes in the Science building, or by using scientific socials with others.
Having the Science skill will boost job performance in the Science and Medical careers. Sims with enough points in the skill will begin these careers at a higher level when accepting job offers.
Having the Science skill is also helpful when fishing, gardening, and collecting. Items that a scientific Sim acquires in these ways will have a chance to be higher quality. Samples can be gathered by analyzing minerals, plants, fish and insects. These samples can then be researched to gain even more scientific knowledge.
The Group Science Project activities are: Study the Red Pad Tie Node, Interface with the Green Mind Melder Module, and Adjust the Blue Magnatomic Pulse Array. The Science Research Station activities are: Research Science, Gene Splicing Experiment, Horticulture Experiment, Clone from Sample, Research Sample, Herb Experiment, and Radiation Experiment. Experiments may fail or succeed: