Why is it important to study science?

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This slideshow gives 10 really good reasons why it is important to study Science. It is used to motivate students to engage in science programs. (You might want students to brainstorm first prior to the presentation.) Gives students a tangible idea why science is important in everyone's life so they can really understand why it is that our society places so much importance on learning science and prizes people who understand science. Data derived from multiple sources on the internet to produce this presentation.

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Why is it important to study science?

  1. 1. John Schmied v2©2015
  2. 2. 1. Because learning more about science has saved millions of lives. jschmied©2015
  3. 3. 2. Because science develops your problem-solving skills. jschmied©2015
  4. 4. 3. Because so many popular beliefs are inaccurate! A recent article published in Men’s Health reveals that some of the information that can be found on the labels of pharmaceutical products is not completely accurate Article Reveals Inaccurate Information on Pharmaceutical Labels by Joel Harrison11. December 2011 A recent article published in Men’s Health reveals that some of the information that can be found on the labels of pharmaceutical products is not completely accurate. jschmied©2015
  5. 5. 4. Because science is the foundation & context of all human affairs. jschmied©2015
  6. 6. 5. Because strong scientific enterprise is essential to the American economy & our society. jschmied©2015
  7. 7. 6. Because progress in science & technology is rapidly accelerating. As a citizen you have to keep up to maintain your skills. jschmied©2015
  8. 8. 7. Science skills allow you to take part in public debate & decision making about Science matters. Fracking vs Water Quality Air & Soil Quality jschmied©2015
  9. 9. 8. Understanding science helps people act responsibly towards the environment. jschmied©2015
  10. 10. 9. Because our country’s future depends on it. jschmied©2015
  11. 11. 10. Studying science (and math) can help you to get a good job! jschmied©2015
  12. 12. About the author: John Schmied has been a secondary science & environment teacher for 20 years and is involved in developing practical, yet innovative, hands on curriculum for teens. In addition he is a Chemical Hygiene Officer and also created, developed and manages a 6 acre Environmental Center at his school site. John’s presentations have been viewed worldwide & have been in the top 5% of Slideshare for multiple years. During this time John served as the Strategic planner for the Friends of the Hidden River a 501(C)(3) non profit. • Over the past 13 years Friends helped King County, WA design, fund, construct & develop the 14,800 sqft Brightwater Environmental Center in Woodinville WA. • John is the Director & a principal developer of the Ground to Sound STEM Environmental Challenge course, a locally popular cutting edge environmental program that merges, Science, Tech, Art, Multimedia and other disciplines with Leadership studies at the Center Prior to this period John served as a Coast Guard Officer, primarily involved in ice, navigation & search and rescue operations. His specialties are Ship handling, Diving and Oceanographic Operations. John can be contacted via Linked In.

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