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February 12, 2018
by Katie Jones
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Scientific Literacy

Scientific literacy “stands for what the general public ought to know about science” (Durant 1993, p. 129) and “puts emphasis on the understanding of science and technology by those who are not, and do not expect to be, professional scientists and technologists” (Hurd 1997). In order for any scientific advancement the people must have a […] Continue reading

February 11, 2018
by Chloe Davidson
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Scientific Literacy and Education

AC1 – Explanation of the concept of scientific literacy; Scientific literacy is an often-misunderstood term and in recent years, with the increasing demand to make scientific literacy more known in schools, it is more important now than ever to ensure we have the correct understanding of what it means to be scientifically literate. In this …

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February 11, 2018
by Emma McCall
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Scientific Literacy

We were set the task, as a group, to write a short essay on the topic of scientific literacy and it’s importance in education. It was interesting to read into this topic as in school my science teachers really focused upon the importance of creating fair experiments and taught us the skills needed to critically […] Continue reading

January 17, 2018
by Danielle Skippens
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Insulating Porridge – Goldilocks Style

For our TDT today, we were sent away with a choice of lessons we could plan for. Shanice, Katie and I chose to take on an insulation lesson relating to the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Basically, Goldilocks thinks the temperature of Baby Bear’s porridge is perfect, but she is just too tired […] Continue reading

November 25, 2017
by Rachel Noble
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Reflection post on science and maths!

  What links does maths have with science? In class, we drew graphs to plot y=x, y=x^2, y=1/x and y=1/x^2. In order to draw these graphs, we first needed a fundamental understanding of basic concepts such as numbers, the sequence of numbers and being able to understand patterns in order to compare results and see […] Continue reading

February 20, 2017
by Erin Anderson
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Scientific Literacy

Our group essay for Science – Erin Anderson, Gemma Harcus, Courteney McCormick and Lindsay Gallacher 1 Scientific Literacy is the way in which science is understood and also interpreted.  It is developed through writing, discussion and reading along with many other science skills.  There are many ways of teaching scientific literacy and the most important […] Continue reading

February 10, 2017
by Liam Hamilton
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Scientific Literacy Mini Essay:

As part of our Science input, we were asked to write mini 500-600 word essays on Scientific Literacy: Scientific Literacy AC1 – Scientific literacy is often misunderstood. It goes beyond knowing scientific words and filling in worksheets like most people think. It even goes beyond science as we think we know it, as it concerns […] Continue reading

January 11, 2017
by Emma Kilpatrick
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I’m a Scientist!

We conducted an experiment to see which material was the most absorbent. We decided to change the type of material used (the dependent variable) and keep the amount of liquid used, the type of liquid, the surface and the size of the material the same (the independent variables). We measured the time taken for the […] Continue reading

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