2007-2008 Anne Arundel County Regional Science and Engineering
is a process by which people discover or create
new knowledge about the world in which they
Mrs. Patricia R. Nalley, 2008 Secondary Science
and Engineering Fair Keynote Address
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is for all students. All students must have the
to attain high levels of scientific literacy.
Scientific literacy means being able to use
scientific knowledge and ways of thinking
in daily life. Scientific literacy ensures the
ability of our students to participate fully as
informed citizens and decision-makers in a
scientific and technological world.
Learning science is an active process. Students
learn science by describing objects and events, and
asking questions. Students learn science by
acquiring knowledge, and constructing explanations
of natural phenomena. Students learn science by
testing those explanations many different ways, and
communicating their ideas to others. In this way,
students actively develop understanding of science
by combining scientific knowledge with reasoning and
thinking skills. Students will recognize that
science is more than a body of knowledge. It is also
a way of investigating. Students have the
opportunity to examine the impact science has had
and will continue to have on society.