Science Literacy

True, False, or Not Sure? Philosophy of Science in the 21st century

True, False, or Not Sure? Philosophy of Science in the 21st century

Whatever happened to objective reality? Why is anthropogenic climate change so hard to “prove”?

Topics: Climate, Energy, and Science Literacy

Grades: 11-12 and 8-10

Dimensional Analysis

Dimensional Analysis

Unsure if your result makes sense?

Themes: Skills and Techniques

Topics: Mathematics and Science Literacy

Grades: 8-10

Order of Magnitude Calculations

Order of Magnitude Calculations

How can we make reasonable approximations without tedious calculations?

Themes: Skills and Techniques

Topics: Mathematics, Science Literacy, and Tools

Grades: 8-10

Energy and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Calculations

Energy and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Calculations

How much Chemistry and Biology do you need to understand to estimate energy and greenhouse gas production? Very little.

Themes: Non-renewable and non-clean energy

Topics: Climate, Energy, and Science Literacy

Grades: 11-12

Uncertainty estimates for physics labs

Uncertainty estimates for physics labs

Are you SURE that a measurement is “right”? What does “right” even mean? Learn more about uncertainty, and what you can do about it.

Themes: Skills and Techniques

Topics: Science Literacy

Grades: 11-12