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A Series by David Grubin


Lesson Plans: THE SILENT KILLER


Standards addressed by HERE WE GO A-(DATA)-GATHERIN'
From National Science Education Standards and
National Standards for School Health Education, ERIC Digest

SCIENCE:
  • CONTENT STANDARD A: As a result of activities in grades 9-12, all students should develop abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry and understandings about scientific inquiry:
    • DESIGN AND CONDUCT SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONS
    • COMMUNICATE AND DEFEND A SCIENTIFIC ARGUMENT
    • Scientists conduct investigations for a wide variety of reasons. For example, they may wish to discover new aspects of the natural world, explain recently observed phenomena, or test the conclusions of prior investigations or the predictions of current theories.
    • Scientific explanations must adhere to criteria such as: a proposed explanation must be logically consistent; it must abide by the rules of evidence; it must be open to questions and possible modification; and it must be based on historical and current scientific knowledge.
    • Results of scientific inquiry -- new knowledge and methods -- emerge from different types of investigations and public communication among scientists.

  • CONTENT STANDARD F: As a result of activities in grades 9-12, all students should develop understanding of personal and community health:
    • Personal choice concerning fitness and health involves multiple factors. Personal goals, peer and social pressures, ethnic and religious beliefs, and understanding of biological consequences can all influence decisions about health practices.

HEALTH:
  • STANDARD 4: Students will analyze the influence of culture, media, technology, and other factors on health. Performance indicators are related to describing and analyzing how one's cultural background, messages from the media, technology, and one's friends influence health.

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Funding is provided by Medtronic, AstraZeneca, and Mars, Incorporated - makers of CocoaVia. Additional funding is provided by the Fannie E. Rippel Foundation. A co-production of David Grubin Productions, Thirteen/WNET New York and WETA Washington, D.C.
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