Book Reviews, Blog Posts, and More – Because Science is for Everyone

What does it mean to be science literate? Having an understanding of basic scientific concepts and processes in order to make more informed decisions as a voter, consumer, and citizen. According to the National Science Education Standards, “Scientific literacy also implies the capacity to pose and evaluate arguments based on evidence and to apply conclusions from such arguments appropriately.”

Unfortunately, science literacy in America today is not widely emphasized. Recent polls by Pew Research Center indicate a disparity in Americans’ understanding and knowledge of true, scientific facts. This means that Americans are making uninformed, and potentially misinformed, decisions as voters, consumers, and citizens. But how can we address the problem of science illiteracy?

That’s what the question I’m interested in. Welcome to my blog.