Science Terms You Should Know

At least once a year every news site will run a story about how Americans are falling behind in scientific knowledge compared to other countries. This has come to be measured as scientific literacy and there are numerous tests on the web that can give you a score as to how scientifically savvy you are compared to the rest of the population.

Scientific literacy is important because an understanding of basic scientific words and concepts can inform everything from job success to community participation to the making of decisions in your personal life.

The United States National Center for Education Statistics has outlined seven characteristics of the scientifically literate person.… Read the rest