Science should't be thought of as something arcane and obscure. Everyone of us—whether a poet, janitor, or nuclear physicist-has to be able to think scientifically, and to understand some science, to get through with our lives. Every day we face decisions that hinge on science, such as whether to smoke, what to eat, environmental issues and so on. Even for decisions that don't depend on specific scientific facts, science remains the best proven set of methods for acquiring accurate and measurable information about the world.
Many non-science students will end up as policy-makers in government or business. Individuals such as these make decisions that fundamentally affect the well-being of everyone, and most of them know no more about science than the general public. Yet they are called upon to decide what to do about (and how much money to spend on) nuclear reactors, global warming, environmental toxins, biomedical research and the applications of biotechnology. It's nonscientists, not scientists, who have the last word on whether the milk we drink can safely come from cows treated with hormones. To make such decisions wisely, the decision makers have to be drawn from a scientifically educated public.
Many of our students are studying science as a prerequisite to some form of tertiary study, whether it be physics, chemistry or biology. Often the faculties that require one of the sciences are also those that command a high OP for entrance.
The science teachers at Bill Spooner's Coaching Academy are excited and passionate about their chosen field. They will pass this passion along with a very pragmatic approach to the study of the subject to their students. After all, if a student wants to study a science at the tertiary level, then the results at school are critical.
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