ERIC Number: ED469124
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
The Price To Be Paid for the Next Scientific Revolution. 7th Grade Activity. Schools of California Online Resources for Education (SCORE): Connecting California's Classrooms to the World.
MacDonald, David R.
The key way for government to legislate the scientific revolution is to know when science threatens to ethically destroy the fabric of society. The U.S. President has asked you (the student), his senior advisor, to test the waters of this new science and evaluate what stance he needs to take regarding issues like cloning, cryogenics, assisted suicide, etc. To stay in office, the President must define his beliefs and find a way to mesh them with those of the public. This lesson plan calls for the student (the senior advisor) and his staff (group) to gather the scientific information necessary to advise the President, taking into account scientists like Galileo and Edward Jenner, both viewed initially with skepticism, but winning out against considerable odds. The lesson plan suggests a focus on five questions relating to Galileo and Jenner. It describes the process; lists resources; gives learning advice; considers evaluation; and provides concluding questions. The teacher notes section gives a grade level and a lesson purpose; addresses history/social science and language arts standards; and suggests length of lesson and adaptations for special needs students. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Grade 7, Interdisciplinary Approach, Junior High Schools, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Role Playing, Science and Society, Scientific and Technical Information, Social Studies
Schools of California Online Resources for Education, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, 601 North East Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410-3093. E-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://score.rims.k12.ca.us.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California