Resources: Science Literacy

Resources for Science Literacy


What’s Next? Dispatches on the Future of Science. Max Brockman (Ed.) Vintage Books, 2009

Science Under Seige. 2009 Kendrick Frazier (Ed.). Prometheus Books, 2009.

Science Literacy for the Twenty-first Century S.P. Marshall, J.A.Scheppler, M.J. Palmisano (Eds.) Prometheus Books, 2003

Unscientific America Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum. Basic Books, 2009


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Science Education and the Future of Mankind by Leon Lederman (Nobel Laureate, Physics). Science News (AAAS), May 10, 2008

Why Should You Be Scientifically Literate? by Robert M. Hazen (research scientist, Carnegie Institution of Washington’s Geophysical Laboratory and Clarence Robinson Professor of Earth Science at George Mason University)

How to advance scientific literacy What science-related organizations are doing to improve public understanding of science

Darwin’s Influence on Modern Thought (Scientific American reprint of Ernst Mayr’s 2000 Copenhagen speech)

NASA on crusade to debunk 2012 apocalypse myths

Why Johnny Can’t Hypothesize (Scientific American Oct 26, 2009)

Top 10 Space Conspiracy Theories (, Nov, 2009)

Science & Engineering Indicators, 2008 (Chapt 7) Science and Technology: Public Attitudes and Understanding. Natl Science Foundation (NSF)

Put a Little Science in Your Life Brian Greene (author of The Elegant Universe) New York Times Op-Ed, June 01, 2008