Are you looking for a way for your students to connect what they are learning in your science class to what is happening in society? Look no further!
I taught many different high school science classes for several years and I looked for ways to help my students to connect to what they were learning. I eventually created this assignment and it helped to answer the question "when are we ever going to use this again?" This assignment can be used in ANY high school science class or middle school science class.
Towards the beginning of the year, I introduced this assignment and told my students that they would be connecting one current events article to the content they were learning during each unit (or chapter, if that is what you use). For each unit, students found one current events article that related to that unit and they:
-Summarized the article
-Defined at least three important scientific terms from the article
-Described the importance of the article
-Related the article to our current unit of study
I always made the Science In Society due the day before the unit test because students shared their current events the day before the test. (You could assign a few students each unit to share out, use random sharing, or volunteers.)
Since the handout has clear descriptions of what to include, once you go over how to complete/format the current event (using the included student example), you will not need to use any more instructional time going over how to complete current events!
My students enjoyed sharing their current events and found it interesting that what they were learning about related to current scientific discoveries.
*Note: This handout could also be used in other classes. If you would like me to modify the handout for your specific class, please email us at mrandmrsroosterTpT@gmail.com
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