Access Point #: SC.8.N.4.Pa.1

Recognize a way science is used in the community.
General Information
Number: SC.8.N.4.Pa.1
Category: Participatory
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
Big Idea: Science and Society : As tomorrows citizens, students should be able to identify issues about which society could provide input, formulate scientifically investigable questions about those issues, construct investigations of their questions, collect and evaluate data from their investigations, and develop scientific recommendations based upon their findings.

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Related Courses

This access point is part of these courses.
2002100: M/J Comprehensive Science 3
2002110: M/J Comprehensive Science 3, Advanced
2001010: M/J Earth/Space Science
2001020: M/J Earth/Space Science, Advanced
2000010: M/J Life Science
2000020: M/J Life Science, Advanced
2003010: M/J Physical Science
2003020: M/J Physical Science, Advanced
7820017: Access M/J Comprehensive Science 3
2002085: M/J Comprehensive Science 2 Accelerated Honors
2003030: M/J STEM Physical Science
2002200: M/J STEM Environmental Science
2001025: M/J STEM Astronomy and Space Science
2000025: M/J STEM Life Science
2001105: M/J Coastal Science 2

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Project

A Survey About Science:

Through a student administered survey, friends and family members share their perception of science and the scientific process. This information is then shared with classmates to create a picture of the community's knowledge about, and comfort level with, science. By the end of this lesson, students will have a better understanding of what science is and isn't after exploring and discussing the implications of scientific literacy.

Type: Project

Teaching Idea

Phoenix Mars Lander:

A lesson from Nova/PBS that describes the landing of the Phoenix Mars Lander, its purpose, function, and initial findings. The lesson plan provides two ways for students to investigate how the lander would collect data from the surface and the benefits and limitations of different types of space probes to do before watching the video. It provides a 12 minute video to show the Phoenix Mars Lander. Lesson also provides ideas for what students can do after they view the video. Extensions to lesson include pictures of surface of Mars, interview with a scientist and a commentary from Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Type: Teaching Idea

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