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Scientifically literate; Scientifically literate public; Scientifically illiterate; STEM; Science classes; Scientific issues; Engineering issues; Culture of Science; Science and technology; Impact of science; Pathological science; Scientific ethics; Science education
As a society we do a terrible job of educating our children to become scientifically literate. Sure, we have STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs throughout the country, and with some justification we can brag about the successes of students that are in or who have graduated from such learning experiences.
Science--Study and teaching; Science; Literacy; Literacy programs; Technological literacy; Literacy--Societies, etc
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Bass, Michael (2015). Toward a more scientifically literate public. UCF Today, 2015-12-02. Retrieved from http://today.ucf.edu/toward-a-more-scientifically-literate-public/