Science 8-9

Appreciation of Science

Overall Expectations:

4.2.2 appreciate the role and contribution of science and technology in our understanding of the world

4.2.3 appreciate that the applications of science and technology can have advantages and disadvantages

Specific Expectations:

  • recognize the potential conflicts of differing points of view on specific science-related issues
  • consider more than one factor or perspective when formulating conclusions, solving problems, or making decisions on STSE issues
  • establish the relevance of the development of information technologies and science to human needs
  • consider scientific and technological perspectives on an issue
  • identify advantages and disadvantages of technology

MediaSmarts Resources

Reality Check: Getting the Goods on Science and Health

Scientific Inquiry

Overall Expectations:

4.2.8 consider observation and ideas from a variety of sources during investigations and before drawing conclusions

4.2.9 value accuracy, precision, and honesty

4.3.0 persist in seeking answers to difficult questions and solutions to difficult problems

Specific Expectations:

  • critically evaluate inferences and conclusions, basing their arguments on fact rather than opinion
  • critically consider ideas and perceptions, recognizing that the obvious is not always right
  • identify biased or inaccurate interpretations

MediaSmarts Resources

Bias and Crime in Media
Crime Perceptions Quiz
Fact Versus Opinion
Perceptions of Youth and Crime
Reality Check: Getting the Goods on Science and Health