EDITORIAL

Science Demystified

Science  18 Oct 2013:
Vol. 342, Issue 6156, pp. 289
DOI: 10.1126/science.1246450

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We are pleased to announce a new resource from science for exposing pre-college and university students to the nature of science as a fascinating and powerful way of knowing about the world. The need to do so is by no means new.* “Being well informed about science is not the same thing as understanding science…What is needed is methods for importing some knowledge of the tactics and strategy of science to those who are not scientists.”† Our new initiative, Science in the Classroom (SitC), is designed to help demystify how scientists build a basis for understanding the world. It is freely available (http://scienceintheclassroom.org) as a resource to enable more effective teaching and understanding of the sciences.