Science: The discipline of observing, identifying, describing, experimenting, and offering theories to explain phenomena in the world.

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Using Classification to Investigate Living Organisms
Using Classification to Investigate Living Organisms

Students will be able to investigate the diversity of living organisms and how they can be compared scientifically. They will recognize the organisms' characteristics and classify them into specific domains and kingdoms based upon the physical characteristics they observe.

Pandemic: Catch the Fever
Pandemic: Catch the Fever

Which is more important: scientific freedom or the public's right to safety? Tenth grade students in a health class read three articles on the 1918 influenza pandemic genome and address the aforementioned question. The articles discuss the successful scientific research on reconstruction of the genome and the scientific community's decision to publish the complete genome. Using Template Task 8, students write an editorial that identifies a problem with publishing this research and argues in favor of or against controlling the publication of certain types of scientific research.

Optimization Problems: Boomerangs
Optimization Problems: Boomerangs

Students solve a problem of optimizing within constraints and then explore alternative algebraic and graphical approaches involving systems of linear equations.

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