Video: Science Literacy with Taylor Roman
Our existence is shaped by science. The collection and application of knowledge through the scientific method has helped us cure diseases, enhance food production, and otherwise significantly improve our quality of life. But, in this internet age of limitless information, it can be hard to find real, trustworthy, scientifically-backed material.
This class is meant to empower you to learn how to most effectively use the internet to find your own sources of information, and how to fact check them. We’ll discuss how evidence-based science gets transferred from an experiment to a peer-reviewed paper, and how often knowledge can be misunderstood and distorted by news outlets and social media. We all have a responsibility to critique the information we consume, and with a few tips and tricks you’ll find the process to be easy and empowering!