Scientific Literacy: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following is the best definition of the process of science?

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1. Which of the following variables is relevant to science literacy?

2. Which of the following illustrates the concept of inquiry-based learning?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Understanding science is important for many reasons, so let's evaluate what you know about scientific literacy by seeing how well you perform on this quiz and worksheet. Some quiz questions ask about different styles of scientific instruction and learning.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This scientific literacy quiz will assess your knowledge of:

  • The role of science literacy in guiding decision making
  • Variables in science literacy
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • The process of science

Skills Practiced

Perfect your ability to execute the following skills by completing the quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about scientific literacy from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your knowledge of science literacy to correctly identify a variable not relevant to the concept
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about a real-world situation where the concept of scientific literacy is applicable

Additional Learning

Find out more about this topic and how it affects everyday life by checking out the lesson titled Scientific Literacy: Definition & Examples. Objectives met by completing the lesson include:

  • Define science literacy
  • Understand statements that show real-world knowledge of climate change by a person who is scientifically literate
  • Learn about the scientific method
  • Identify current societal issues that can be discussed more thoroughly using science literacy