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Science Literacy


Science literacy (SL) relates to the ability to think scientifically and to use scientific knowledge and processes to both understand the world around us and to participate in decisions that affect it. 

The skill of being able to think scientifically about evidence - and the absence of it – in relation to claims that are made in the media and elsewhere is vital to daily life. Small amounts of accurate, relevant scientific information have the potential to transform individual, family and community abilities to shape their own world. 

A scientifically literate person can be defined... More