Tuesday, January 15, 2013

ResearchMethods: (III) The Night Sky, Critical Thinking & Science (U1-P3) [VID] Sp13

Back to my favorite astronomers.

Neil deGrasse Tyson is "an American astrophysicist and science communicator."
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Below Tyson speaks of science and science literacy.
What is science literacy?  Is it important?

My Tyson Mashup

1. Colbert Interview of Tyson (start at 6:15 and get to at least, 25:30, if you can)

2. Tyson at a science festival

3. Audio clip of Tyson speaking at the Science Pub in Portland, Oregon, 2009 (play clip from about 4:00-11:20).

A formal definition of science literacy: "scientific literacy is the knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and processes required for personal decision making, participation in civic and cultural affairs, and economic productivity" (National Academy of Sciences report).

What does Neil DeGrasse Tyson add to the definition?

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