What Everyone Needs to Know to Be A Science Literate
The Science Cheerleader, Physics Professor James Trefil of George Mason University and the Philadelphia 76ers want you to give it up for the key concepts* in science that will help YOU be science literate, pain-free! (*Concepts adapted from Professor Trefil’s book, “Why Science?”, Teachers College Press, 11/1/97.)
To start your Brain Makeover, click on any one of the ideas listed below to watch a 76er cheerleader share the concept and to read Professor Trefil’s explanation.
Time to put it all together! Test your knowledge of these 18 ideas and take this 26-question multiple choice quiz created by Professor Trefil as part of our Brain Makeover project. Score a passing grade of 80% or higher and you will win a cheeky “I’m a Science Literate!” certificate. You will also have, in Trefil’s words, the satisfaction of understanding “enough about the physical universe to deal with issues that come across our horizon, in the news or elsewhere.” Take the quiz! (Answers are revealed after the third attempt.)