The importance of scientific literacy

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For those of you interested in science-related topics, here are a few resources that touch on the subject of scientific literacy.

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  1. 1. Slide 1 The Importance of Scientific Literacy The Importance of Scientific Literacy
  2. 2. Slide 2 The Importance of Scientific Literacy Overview 1. Setting up a testing website 2. Testing site Source: Test Generator – The Importance of Scientific Literacy
  3. 3. Slide 3 The Importance of Scientific Literacy Scientific Literacy Important?  We think so. Why?  Well, there are lots of reasons why and of course controversy swirls around various aspects of science and whether or not certain science should even be done.  In order to better grasp the complexities and to frame informed opinions about topics ranging from global warming to biogenetics, I believe we need to become scientifically literate. Source: Test Generator – The Importance of Scientific Literacy
  4. 4. Slide 4 The Importance of Scientific Literacy Scientific Literacy Only 28 percent of American adults qualify as being scientifically literate. Adequate or not?  Given the rapid changes in science and advances in the resulting technology, we need to do better. Robert Hazen outlines why we should care about being scientifically literate:  "Why Should You Be Scientifically Literate?" http://www.actionbioscience.org/newfrontiers/hazen.html. Source: Test Generator – The Importance of Scientific Literacy
  5. 5. Slide 5 The Importance of Scientific Literacy Scientific Literacy Here's another test maker factoid for you to chew on -- these numbers came from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey, 2011, Annual Averages, Table 11. http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpsaat11.html: According to a fact sheet released by the Department for Professional Employees : "In 2011, 3,608,000 workers were employed in computer and mathematical occupations, while 2,785,000 were employed in architecture and engineering occupations and 1,303,000 in life, physical, and social science occupations. Together they accounted for 24.8 percent of the professional labor force." Source: Test Generator – The Importance of Scientific Literacy
  6. 6. Slide 6 The Importance of Scientific Literacy Scientific Literacy University of Michigan professor Jon Miller is quoted in Science Daily article, 'Scientific Literacy: How Do Americans Stack Up?' “A slightly higher proportion of American adults qualify as scientifically literate as European or Japanese adults, but the truth is that no major industrial nation in the world today has a sufficient number of scientifically literate adults," he said. "We should take no pride in a finding that 70 percent of Americans cannot read and understand the science section of the New York Times." Source: Test Generator – The Importance of Scientific Literacy
  7. 7. Slide 7 The Importance of Scientific Literacy Scientific Literacy The Christian Science Monitor has a quiz from an online exam maker entitled: "Are you scientifically literate? Take our quiz.“ http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2011/1209/Are-you- scientifically-literate-Take-our-quiz Source: Test Generator – The Importance of Scientific Literacy
  8. 8. Slide 8 The Importance of Scientific Literacy Questions? 928.266.0553 sales@testshop.com Visit our Website: Test Generator

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