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Pathways to Science Literacy

A new double helical model as a guide to state science standards

The Science Teacher—Fall 2023 (Volume 90, Issue 7)

By John Suchocki

Pathways to Science Literacy

Science concepts connect us to the wonders of the natural universe. Why is the sky blue? [Air molecules behave much like tiny little tuning forks.] Is there gravity in space? [Yes, it extends to infinity.] What do fish “breathe” underwater? [It’s not the water.] A scientifically literate individual can answer questions such as these or at least be curious enough and sufficiently equipped to find accurate explanations.

Equity Inquiry Literacy Pedagogy High School

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