ERIC Number: ED423123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Decisions Based on Science.
Campbell, Vincent; Lofstrom, Jocelyn; Jerome, Brian
This guide makes the case for a decision-making focus in the science curriculum as a response to concern over preparing scientifically literate students. The student activities are organized by guided activities and independent exercises. Themes of the guided activities include xenotransplants, immunizations, household cleaning products, ozone, groundwater, the politics of biodiversity, speed limits, roller coasters, and recycling. The independent exercises focus on bovine growth hormone, chemical warfare, asbestos, zoos, marine resources, diet decisions, hearing loss, smoking, sources of energy, humans and robots in space, meteors, old growth forests, severe weather, and floodplains. Appended are curriculum matrices, a summary of decision making, a blank decision chart, and assessment rubrics. (DDR)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, Decision Making, Environmental Education, Physics, Problem Solving, Relevance (Education), Science Activities, Science and Society, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Scientific Literacy, Secondary Education, Standards, Student Evaluation
National Science Teachers Association, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: American Petroleum Inst., Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA.