Founded in 2003, Science News for Students is an award-winning online publication dedicated to providing age-appropriate, topical science news to learners, parents and educators. We’d also look to add more maths into the mix, which though it falls outside the focus on evidence-based science, where mathematics news is concerned, there are considerably fewer sites that generate anything close to what might make for compelling reading by a general audience.
Furthermore, multi-media resources should be utilized to help make science come alive like watching renowned science programs on television or on DVD like PBS’s NOVA and playing interactive games on the Internet like those found at Science News for Kids.
Carl Sagan, who gave us the wonderful insights of Baloney Detector guidelines for good decision-making, said that a secular society dependent on technology that seeks to keep separate matters of church and state must promote a science – aware population.
Published in the February 1, 2017 issue of Science of the Total Environment, the study was coauthored by Jeffrey Weidenhamer (Trustees’ Distinguished Professor of Chemistry), Meghann Fitzpatrick (Senior Biology major), Alison Biro (Toxicology ’15), Peter Kobunski (Biochemistry ’15), Michael Hudson (Associate Professor of Geology), Rebecca Corbin (Professor of Chemistry), and Perry Gottesfeld (OK International).
He started developing a unique course that would require plural perspectives, and would be team-taught by a scientist and another discipline in the humanities, to specifically bring the conflicts and divergent viewpoints of science and values together in the same class.