Sunday, May 30, 2021

Decoding Science: A New Resource

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Society, Nature of Science

Ed Hessler

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has a freely available, on-line resource titled Decoding Science: How Does Science Know What it Knows?

It is a very rich site introduced by a short video (1m 37s) and allows you to go deeper, e.g., science as a process, science changes what we know (You want answers. Science asks questions.), what to do when scientific studies disagree, the importance of seeking stronger evidence, the use of science in decision making, reasons why we can trust the information provided by scientific research, stories from real-life scientists. There is even a test on your knowledge about how science works.

The site is lively and the layout, design, and illustrations are pleasing, making the site useful. 

Give it a go.

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