Throughout the course, you’ve learned how scientists attempt to solve challenging problems and determine answers to intriguing questions. These solutions and answers often have a significant effect on society, which motivates many scientists to pursue their research. But does an ordinary person have any responsibility to understand the natural sciences? This activity will ask you to consider that question and how having a scientifically literate population may benefit society.
Use the provided Module Six Activity Template to complete this assignment. First, choose one video from the module resources to watch. You should use points made in the video you chose to support your responses to the questions in the template.
Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:
- Apply the scientific lens to a personal experience or event.
- What might be the value in understanding and studying the natural sciences for you personally? How might a personal experience or event be affected by applying scientific inquiry skills to it?
- Explain the value of being a scientifically informed citizen within your community.
- Think about a challenge, opportunity, event, or issue that affects your community. How might being more scientifically informed affect how you understand that issue or how you take action?
- Discuss the obligation of citizens to be scientifically literate and how that could affect global contemporary issues.
- Consider how having a more scientifically literate population could influence how current global challenges or questions are approached, even outside the sciences.