For starters, gaining an understanding for the scientific method has many useful applications, not the least of which is honing skills as a careful observer. Learning how to conduct experiments, measure and test a hypothesis, or when needed, refute one has all kinds of important applications in today’s world.
STEM fields can also help students become curious skeptics. Research journals and the scientific community provide active forums for sharing what is discovered and providing direct critiques. And if discoveries stand up to scrutiny and have practical applications, inventions and new procedures have the potential to make the world a better place.
And then there are the ways STEM fields foster imagination. Forging new ideas and developing theories with original explanations help students in STEM and many other disciplines, too.
In another blog post
tomorrow, I will share my top three sets of knowledge students should have
in STEM fields to help frame a better understand of the world.
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