Perspectives: Societal Issues in Science

by: Patrick L. Brown and Sandra K. Abell

When students investigate local issues in science class, they gain research and critical-thinking skills while improving their attitudes toward science. However, since many societal issues are controversial, it is important to create a safe and risk-free classroom climate where students can discuss their ideas, personal needs, experiences, and responsibilities. This article discribes some strategies that will help students to use science to make personal and societal decisions.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 4/1/2009Stock # sc09_046_08_64Volume 046Issue 08

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