Happy New Year! Senior Science Education

LEARNING GOAL: We are learning about Senior Science Curriculum

LEARNING GOAL: We are learning about Primary/Secondary/Tertiary sources

LEARNING GOAL: We are learning about Laws and Theories

SUCCESS CRITERIA: I'm looking for meaningful comparison between Intermediate and Senior Science Curricula, demonstrated through products and conversations

SUCCESS CRITERIA: I'm looking for understanding of different sources and judgement of their reliability and integrity, demonstrated through products and conversations

SUCCESS CRITERIA: I'm looking for meaningful comparison of Laws and Theories, demonstrated through products and conversations

Compare the three curricula above, in terms of overall goals in the first few pages.

What are some reasons that a student might take senior science?

What are some purposes that you might have when teaching senior science?

What might you want your students to know about how the scientific community comes to consensus?

Einstein's Theory of Relativity vs Newton's Laws of Gravity

What makes a good theory?

"The fact is that the more educated you are, the better you will be at defending whatever you believe, regardless of whether or not your belief is correct. So we need to teach our students how to judge information."

Dr. Sarah Barrett

Google Junk Science and scan it

Google "John Oliver climate change debate" (but Lyrics Advisory)

Should we teach scientific consensus or leading edge?

For chemists: If we know that the Bohr-Rutherford model of the atom is incorrect, why do we teach it?

Homework for Friday: bring a math intensive question from grade 11 or 12 science that we can work on in class. Ensure that you have a full solution ready as well.

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