Science
Strand II
Reflect on the Nature, Adequacy, and Connections Across Scientific Knowledge

 

Science/Strand II
Content Standard 1
All students will analyze claims for their scientific merit and explain how scientists decide what constitutes scientific knowledge; how science is related to other ways of knowing; how science and technology affect our society; and how people of diverse cultures have contributed to and influenced developments in science. (Reflecting on Scientific Knowledge)

 

Science/Strand II/Content Standard 1
Middle School

 

Science/Strand II/Content Standard 1/Middle School
Benchmark 4
Describe the advantages and risks of new technologies.

Benchmark Clarification

There are risks and benefits associated with ever-changing technology. Students will evaluate the advantages, disadvantages, and consequences of technology.

Key Concept / Real World Context / Resources

 

Science/Strand II/Content Standard 1/Middle School/Benchmark 4
Key Concept

  • Risk
  • Benefit
  • Side effect
  • Advantage
  • Disadvantage

 

Science/Strand II/Content Standard 1/Middle School/Benchmark 4
Real World Context
Technological systems for:

  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Energy distribution
  • Housing
  • Medicine (such as cloning, genetic engineering)

 

Science/Strand II/Content Standard 1/Middle School/Benchmark 4
Resources

Webliography.
http://mtn.merit.edu/mcf/SCI.II.1.MS.4.html