As citizens of the 21st century, we live in amazing times. People alive today—especially those living in modern, industrialized nations like the United States—have available to them to a whole range of scientific knowledge and technologies, ranging from advanced health care to laundry detergent and from cell phones to clean drinking water, that can make their lives better. So many aspects of our everyday lives have been touched by science.
In the weeks surrounding the March for Science on April 22, 2017, in Washington, D.C., and around the country, we invite you and your students to consider the impact science has had in your everyday life through the #ScienceInMyLife campaign. AAAS and Science NetLinks have created several resources that encourage students, teachers, and the public to identify the impact of science in their everyday lives:
- A short video identifies some of the things science has given us.
- A PDF printout asks 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.
Should you, your family, or your students use any of these resources, we'd love to hear back from you. Share with us via your preferred form of social media using the hashtag #scienceinmylife. You can tag Science NetLinks on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.