I was recently reading the November/December 2020 issue of “The Science Teacher” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association. In this issue, I read the “Editor’s Corner“ column written by Ann Haley Mackenzie. Her article was entitled “Why Science Teachers Must Employ Interdisciplinary Science Methods to Save the World.”
Interdisciplinary science is when two disciplines come together to broaden the portrait of the concepts being uncovered by their students. Climate change, cancer, overpopulation, food deserts, pollution, and other critical topics benefit from individuals ingaging in collaborative interdisciplinary science. It is a way to help students see the interconnections of the natural world.