Grade Level: Grade Eight
Course: Physical Science
©Literacy Design Collaborative. September 2011
Cryobiology is the study of living things at very low temperatures. This science is filled with many technological advances. Students will examine the pros and cons of the techniques used in cryobiology and formulate an argument based on scientific facts.
Should cryobiology techniques be used to preserve living matter for future use? After reading texts on cryobiology, write an article that addresses the question and support your position with evidence from the texts.
PA Standards Aligned System
Inquiry and Design
A. Explain and apply scientific and technological knowledge
-Explain how new information may change existing theories and practice
Science, technology, and human endeavors
A. Explain how sciences and technologies are limited in their effects and influences on our society
B. Explain how human ingenuity and technological resources satisfy specific human needs and improve the quality of life
C. Identify pros and cons of applying technological and scientific solutions to address problems and the effect upon society
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