Blog Posting Assignment #1 (Due by the Class 4, September 21, 2016)
For this assignment you will need to read the article " Why Should You Be Scientifically Literate?" by Robert M. Hazen; this article can be found at http://www.actionbioscience.org/education/hazen.html. The author, a scientist and researcher in Earth sciences, is a big proponent of the idea of scientific literacy.
Read the article and write a paragraph discussing science literacy with the author. Make sure to cover the following questions:
1. Is science literacy as important as Robert Hazen implies? Explain.
2. What difference does it make whether the ordinary person understands the change of the seasons or the difference between DNA and RNA or, for that matter, any major scientific idea behind the ordinary day-to-day phenomena of our lives?
3. Do you personally believe that the future of our country and, to a larger extent, our planet depends on scientifically literate citizens? Explain.
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