April 22, 2017, marks both Earth Day and the March for Science, a worldwide, non-partisan movement to defend the crucial role science plays in our environment, health, safety, and daily lives. To help prepare for these events, AAAS and Science NetLinks have created The Science In My Life awareness campaign, which encourages students, teachers, and the public to identify the impact of science in their everyday lives. Brand new, classroom-friendly resources include:
- The short video you see above, which identifies some of the things science has given us.
- A PDF printout that invites students to draw, write, or otherwise convey the importance of science in their lives.
- A lesson that, using both of the above resources, explores the ways science impacts our everyday lives and invites students to reflect upon the science in their own lives through research and a creative presentation.
In the weeks surrounding the marches in Washington, D.C., and more than 425 places around the world, Science NetLinks invites you and your students to consider the impact science has had in your everyday life by being part of the Science in My Life campaign.
Students who are taking part in any of the March for Science events may want to print out the PDF, share an aspect of the science of their lives by writing or drawing it on the sheet, and carry it as a sign. Schools could open the lesson's creative presentations up to students and teachers and hang the printable responses on a hallway bulletin board to create a gallery or hold an event at the public library or community center for your local community in the weeks surrounding the event.
Be creative and imaginative. Science is a part of all of our lives, and this is an opportunity to hear from diverse voices. We'd love to know if you've used any of our resources and how. Share responses with us via your preferred form of social media using the hashtag #scienceinmylife. You can tag Science NetLinks on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.
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