Why is Science Important?

by Nancy Atkinson on March 12, 2009

Science is everywhere in today’s world. It is part of our daily lives, from cooking and gardening, to recycling and comprehending the daily weather report, to reading a map and using a computer. Advances in technology and science are transforming our world at an incredible pace, and our children’s future will surely be filled with leaps in technology we can only imagine. Being “science literate” will no longer be just an advantage but an absolute necessity. We can’t escape from the significance of science in our world.

But not everyone understands that, or has been taught to think critically, or been provided with the tools to analyze and test a problem or situation.

Alom Shaha is a school teacher in the UK, and he has put together a website and a video, asking people to share why science is important. There are scientists, educators, psychologists, artists and many others from different walks of life who participated in this project. The video is of exceptional quality, and I urge everyone to watch and share it. Help people learn about the importance of science.

Why is Science Important? from Alom Shaha on Vimeo.

I found out about this video from Phil Plait, and Phil has his own video on this topic that he shared:


Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also works with Astronomy Cast, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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