Why Science Literacy is Important for Teens

Why Science Literacy is Important for Teens

Written by Craig Rogers, Posted on , in Section Parenting On Purpose

We live in a world that is rapidly developing new technologies. Some have called our current time period the “Technological Revolution," akin to the Industrial Revolution of the 1700-1800’s.


What is STEM? STEM is Science Technology Engineering MathThere is a growing need for S.T.E.M. graduates (S.T.E.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to help maintain and develop new technologies. As the world turns, science and technology is going to become more and more ingrained in the everyday life of people.

At the current rate of growth the technology industry is experiencing, it can seem almost impossible to keep up with every new advance in technology.

Thankfully you don’t have to subscribe to Silicon Valley Magazine in order to take advantage of the newest tech. Technology is helping expand our understanding of the natural world as well.

Researchers are more easily able to explain phenomena that we previously had little understanding of. Life is full of undiscovered secrets, and technology is making it easier to explain the world around us.

Being literate in science and technology will help the population become more aware of the world surrounding them.


Pop culture has taken science hostage. With award-winning television shows that focus entirely on science (The Big Bang Theory and the newly rebooted Cosmos) becoming extremely popular, science is becoming more accessible to the general public.

Understanding the world around us can give everybody a more profound experience of their natural habitat. Exposure to complex topics such as the ones presented in Cosmos will help young people develop an interest in science and technology, which could help our future generations live better.

We need to continue developing better and more advanced technology that will help reduce global suffering. With the aid of technology, we may be able to eventually reach utopia.