The focus of this resource is the role of Science, Technology, Society and the Environment (STSE) in fostering scientific literacy for all students. The findings here are based on sound research by a host of talented researchers and educators in Canada and abroad. Presented in easy to digest sections, followed by Implications for the Classroom and Questions for Reflection, it is intended to be a starting point for discussion among colleagues, with suggests for "experimentation" in the classroom.

The facilitator's guide provides simple step-by-step tools and suggestions for leading groups of educators through the book. It is designed to help teachers make the links between the research, the needs of their students, and the value of STSE-oriented teaching, within the practical limitations of daily teaching.