Science Literacy Week 2019
September 16-22, 2019 is Science Literacy Week. This week, CFIC members are sharing their knowledge about Science Literacy.
We hope you will also share your science literacy information with us in the comments on this article or in the specific posts.
- If you ever wonder “is it science?” check out our info graphic to find your answer.
- Think GMOs are new? Think you can avoid them? Think again. In A Brief Overview of GMOs , food scientist Andrea Palmeiri shares some insights.
- Can science prevent earth from colliding with an asteroid? Maybe. In Could Earth Collide with an Asteroid?, CFIC Councillor and board member Diane Bruce shares information about how science is addressing this possibility.
- Are “global warming” and climate change the same thing? In Global Warming vs Climate Change, CFIC member Sandra Dunham provides the short answer.
- Darwin didn’t get it exactly right, but his answers launched the science behind what we know about evolution. In Evolution: It’s Not Just About Darwin, CFIC member Steve Watson ties Darwin’s research to what we know today.
- Measles was declared “eliminated” in Canada in 1998. What has happened since? In Vaccines Cause Optimism, CFIC Education Chair Seanna Watson shares the sad truth about recent measles outbreaks.
- Blame the internet for the resurgence of believers in a flat earth. But watch out for the flat-earth history myth that many skeptics uncritically subscribe to!
- We’ve all seen it before, a lofty claim that some new and/or improved soap “kills 99.9% of bacteria”. Zack Dumont, Pharmacist and CFIC Science Chair shares what goes through his mind when he see claims like this.
CFIC will be sharing science literacy information all week. We would love to hear what you think is the most important science literacy issue.