Monday, September 16, 2013

Monday Freebie - Nature of Science Bookmarks

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday
In SCIENCE FOR ALL AMERICANS, F. James Rutherford and Andrew Ahlgren explore what constitutes scientific literacy.  They describe the scientifically literate person as one who "knows that science, mathematics, and technology are interdependent enterprises with strengths and limitations; who understands key concepts and principles of science; who recognizes both the diversity and unity of the natural world; and who uses scientific knowledge and scientific ways of thinking for personal and social purposes."

Chapter 1: The Nature of Science, focuses on the scientific world view, scientific methods of inquiry, and the nature of the scientific enterprise and their importance to developing scientific literacy. I also recommend reading Understanding Science 101, an in-depth, multi-part course that explains what science is, how it works, and how it is intertwined with our lives and with society more broadly.

The ideas presented in these sources and others have been condensed and listed on these bookmarks.

I hope you get a chance to use these cards in your home or classroom. Please let me know if you try them and how they work!