Why is a science education important?
Name: James Simmons
Why is it important for students to have an education in Earth Science?
Or any science, for that matter? What is so valuable about science that
all students MUST receive an education it it?
An excellent question.
Many people would give you different answers.
My own opinion is this: our society depends increasingly
upon technology, and the result of this dependence is
that our environment is becoming polluted. Knowing about
science will help you to become more informed about the kinds
of health risks that politicians and statiticians are
currently deciding are "acceptable" for you and your children.
I could go on, but I think that one's pretty compelling
all by itself.
My answer would be a little more basic than prof topper. I think
personally that science combines the use of observation, intuition,
theory, hypothesis, experimentation and analysis. It is our way
of observing the world around us...all of us. And all of us can
benefit by being taught at least the most rudimentary tenets.
Few other subjects will have as wide application in the
career, hobby, or general interest of science to as many people.
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