Science writer and educator Rosie Revere has an incredible perspective on what science is all about.
She also teaches an entire class of science classes for middle and high school students.
In this episode, Revere explains why you should think of science as something more than just a tool for the sake of getting a job.
Show notes: 1.
How to teach science: Rosie discusses how science can be a tool to empower you and your community, and how science and engineering can help people make better decisions.
How science and technology can be used to improve the lives of the world: Revere argues that our society has a long way to go in creating a world that is truly sustainable.
Why science is a better fit for the 21st century than engineering: Reveres believes the science and design disciplines have a huge future.
In particular, she talks about how the fields of chemistry, physics, and computer science are the best places to apply what she calls the “discovery and exploration” paradigm.
Why we should embrace science and make it a focus of our lives: Reverers focus is on how the pursuit of science is not just a pursuit of jobs, but also a form of empowerment for the human spirit.
The next generation of science leaders: Reverees focus is more on how science education can serve as a bridge between our technological future and our society’s ability to create a sustainable future.
How technology is making our lives better, but we need to do more: She explains that we need a more proactive and informed approach to the future, including in STEM fields.
How teaching science can help the future of our planet: She shares the story of the student who was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and how this was a huge turning point for the world.
How the field of neuroscience is changing how we think about human consciousness: Reverer shares the importance of the neuroscience research into how our minds and bodies are organized and how the brain is fundamentally linked to our physical body.
What it’s like to work at a museum: Reverecre talks about the challenges of working in a museum setting.
What a STEM teacher needs to know about the next generation: Revereveres talk about how STEM educators can be empowered by teaching science and the STEM field to their students.