Our science experts are supporting British Science Week 2016 by sharing their views on the importance of the subject in today's world.
Stella Paes, Head of AQA Science:
"Teaching secondary science is the best job in the world. I think that science teaching should create learning opportunities that motivate and challenge students to reach out, mentally, to solve problems. Our world is a scientific one and we need students to be critical consumers of this knowledge so that they can make informed decisions."
Ed Walsh, Lead Consultant for Science, Cornwall Learning:
"Science is more important now than ever before – the big challenges facing humanity are ones like supplying enough energy, providing clean water and giving us a way of tackling disease and infection and science has a key role in all of these. We won't be able to do this, though, unless we know which ideas we can trust. Sorting that out is the skill of a good scientist."
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