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Why is science important?


Physics teacher and film-maker Alom Shaha sets out to uncover a genuinely satisfying answer to his students’ most common question: why is science important?
He asks this question to people who feel the importance of science so deeply that they have dedicated their lives to it — working scientists, science writers and, of course, science teachers.

This film was made with funding from the Wellcome Trust, and is being broadcast in the UK on Teachers TV during March 2009. For more background and reaction, see the project website, whyscience.co.uk.

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