Behavioral table review

Jun 30th, 2015
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Study that compares a given risk factor to a group without the risk factor (assesses whether risk factor increases likelihood of disease, objective and prospective)

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The world has changed in such a way that science literacy has becomenecessary for everyone, not just a privileged few; science education will have tochange to make that possible. (AAAS xvi)The Importance of Science Literacy in Modern CultureJon GaffneyMarch 28, 2005Valuable results of scientific pursuits constantly surround us. These results, whichinclude understandings of the harmful effects of smoking, the ability to use antibiotics tocure some diseases, and the ability to launch and use satellites for world-widecommunications, are more than simply accumulations of facts about the world. Instead,these ideas and concepts have great explanatory and, often, predictive power. By having ascientific understanding of the world in which we live, we have some power to predict andcontrol our environment (Bybee 26).A scientifically literate person has acquired the ability to hold a scientific worldview,engage in scientific inquiry, and appreciate the scientific enterprise. A scientific worldviewinvolves perceiving a largely understandable world, seeing scientific knowledge as durablebut subject to change, and knowing when scientific inquiry is appropriate and knowingthat science does not claim to have all the answers (AAAS 2-3).Scientific inquiry is a process of making sense of the world and developingexplanations of the natural world (Cartier, et al. 4) often through the use of models. It is ascaffolded endeavor, integrating scientific content and disci

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