Your task is  to show that you have achieved the learning outcome below. This is one of  three learning outcomes for the CAS Core laboratory science course listed in your syllabus.

Demonstrate scientific literacy and the ability to communicate science-based information.

1. Post an example of your work in the course, probably from lab that demonstrates your mastery of your ability to communicate science-based information. * Choose your best work.

2. Please write a paragraph including the following :

    • Define scientific literacy
    • Give examples from the course, lecture or lab where you have learned about or seen examples of scientific literacy.  An example could be that you found scientific papers or read scientific papers in the lab.
    • Expand on why the learning outcome in bold above  is important for college students

Scientific literacy is any written, numeric,  or digital form of science-based information that gives readers an understanding of the scientific topic/data discussed. It can come in many different modes and forms. I have seen scientific literacy throughout the lecture and lab. In lab, we read and evaluated the scientific paper, “Effects of melatonin and ethanol on the heart rate of Daphnia magna.” After digesting this paper, I found, read, and created a presentation on a scientific paper based on an invasive species, “Diet of Feral Cats in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.” Finally, we wrote our own scientific papers, including elements of scientific literacy, based on the cricket lab we did. This learning outcome is important for college students because it gives students skills that they can translate to areas in other courses or real-world contexts. The ability to communicate scientific information gives students analyzing, evaluating, and synthesizing skills.