Atlas Journal of Science Education <p>Atlas Journal of Science Education is an Open Access, peer-reviewed international journal that publishes original research articles, short communications, and review articles in all fields of Science Education.</p> Atlas Publishing, LLC en-US Atlas Journal of Science Education 2158-9224 Scientific Literacy And Its Relevance In The Modern World <p>The terms science and scientific literacy, historically refer to natural sciences, but in recent years the term scientific literacy has included terms from mathematics and technology with applications in the physical sciences. The term science literacy was first encountered in an article by Paul DeHart Hurd in 1958 entitled Science Literacy: Its Meaning for American Schools (Laugksch, 2000). According to Hurd, the term refers to the community’s understanding of science and its applications. Norris &amp; Philips (2003) believe that the term scientific literacy refers to general scientific knowledge that one must have in order to be able to understand scientific applications, to be able to distinguish between science and non-science and to recognize the benefits and risks of science.</p> Georgios Giannoukos Ioannis Stergiou Sotiria Kallianta Vasilios Hioctour Copyright (c) 2017 Atlas Journal of Science Education 2017-06-15 2017-06-15 103 104 10.5147/ajse.v0i0.157