Concepts from the readings
This chapter lays out recommendations for what knowledge of the way science works is requisite for scientific literacy. The chapter focuses on three principal subjects: the scientific world view, scientific methods of inquiry, and the nature of the scientific enterprise.
A web site with numerous short articles about the nature of science written for K-12 students and teachers. Also linked through a search engine to a large number of accredited resources on various science subjects written for lay audiences.
Science is an active process of observation and investigation. How Do We Know What We Know? In this case study in human origins, we explore how scientific evidence is being used to shape our current understanding of ourselves: What makes us human—and how did we get this way?