Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell
|Just what do we mean by "scientific literacy?"
Activity One - How would you define it?
- Take a quick stab at writing a one sentence definition with your partner in a word processing program.
Activity Two - How do AASA and Project 2061 define it?
- Check out the Project 2061 site and see if the document enhances your first draft (click here).
Activity Three - Which of the following important classroom science learning possibilities and strategies are most likely to strengthen scientific literacy? Rank them from highest to lowest value.
- Text Books
- Lab Experiments
- Field Research
- Discovery Activities
- Reading/viewing of Print Materials
- Reading/viewing of Digital Materials
Activity Four - Knowing when new technologies have the edge . . .
- Under what circumstances would digital resources have an advantage over more classic technologies like print resources?
Activity Five - Learning from "Spirit" and "Rover"
- An Essential Question: Should we increase our funding of space exploration?
- How does the NASA web site help answer such a question?
- In what ways is it insufficient?
- Click for Rover Mission Web Site
Activity Six - When is a textbook superior and why?
Activity Seven - When does the Internet supplement a textbook admirably?
Final Activity - How do we make smart uses of new tools?
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