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It's debatable! : using socioscientific issues to develop scientific literacy, K-12 /

by Zeidler, Dana L. (Lewis); Kahn, Sami.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Arlington, Virginia : NSTA Press, National Science Teachers Association, [2014]Description: xv, 304 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.ISBN: 9781938946004.Subject(s): Science -- Social aspects -- Study and teaching -- United States | Technology -- Social aspects -- Study and teaching -- United States | Curriculum planning -- United States
Contents:
A prelude: "Monday morning" -- Introduction and background on socioscientific issues -- Implementing SSI in the K-12 classroom -- Food fight : should schools charge a 'fat tax' for unhealthy foods? -- Animals at work : should animals perform in circuses? -- A need for speed : should speed limits be lowered to reduce traffic fatalities? -- Space case : do humans have the right to colonize and use resources on extraterrestrials planets -- A fair shot? Should the Gardasil vaccines be mandatory for all 11-17-year-olds? -- "Mined" over matter : should rare Earth elements be mined in the United States? -- "Pharma's" market : Should prescription drugs be advertised directly to consumers?
Summary: "This book encourages scientific literacy by showing you how to teach the understanding and thinking skills your students need to explore real-world questions like these : Should schools charge a 'fat tax' to discourage kids from eating unhealthy foods? Should local governments lower speed limits to reduce traffic fatalities? Should pharmaceutical companies be allowed to advertise prescription drugs directly to consumers? At the core of the exploration is the Socioscientific Issues Framework. The framework gives students practice in the research, analysis, and argumentation necessary to grapple with difficult questions and build scientific literacy"--Cover, page [4]
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Includes index

Includes bibliographical references and index

A prelude: "Monday morning" -- Introduction and background on socioscientific issues -- Implementing SSI in the K-12 classroom -- Food fight : should schools charge a 'fat tax' for unhealthy foods? -- Animals at work : should animals perform in circuses? -- A need for speed : should speed limits be lowered to reduce traffic fatalities? -- Space case : do humans have the right to colonize and use resources on extraterrestrials planets -- A fair shot? Should the Gardasil vaccines be mandatory for all 11-17-year-olds? -- "Mined" over matter : should rare Earth elements be mined in the United States? -- "Pharma's" market : Should prescription drugs be advertised directly to consumers?

"This book encourages scientific literacy by showing you how to teach the understanding and thinking skills your students need to explore real-world questions like these : Should schools charge a 'fat tax' to discourage kids from eating unhealthy foods? Should local governments lower speed limits to reduce traffic fatalities? Should pharmaceutical companies be allowed to advertise prescription drugs directly to consumers? At the core of the exploration is the Socioscientific Issues Framework. The framework gives students practice in the research, analysis, and argumentation necessary to grapple with difficult questions and build scientific literacy"--Cover, page [4]

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