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STEMcoach Reblog: Literacy in Science and Scientific Literacy

Posted by Terry Talley on October 10, 2016

In a conversation with my younger brother, who is the residential and commercial plumbing inspector for one of the largest counties in northwest Ohio, we were talking about the time it takes to read and understand the complex codes and regulations associated with the construction industry. He shared that in his preparation for the numerous certification and recertification examinations associated with his role, he said that his ability to read closely for details, to discuss the application of the code, and to retain the nuances of what he reads was developed much later in his career. 

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Topics: science vocabulary strategies, science vocabulary strategies in classroom, science vocabulary, science literacy in classroom, science literacy

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