If you want students to think – really think – about the science
behind some of today’s toughest controversies, this book will give you both the
facts and the framework to provoke fascinating discussions. Among the questions
Clones, Cats, and Chemicals challenges students to confront
scientific and social problems that offer few black-and-white choices. They’re
presented as 10 dilemmas from the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, Earth
science, technology and mathematics. Each question is presented as a two-part
unit: concise scientific background and possible alternative resolutions for
the teacher and a reproducible essay, questions and activities to guide
students in debating and decision making.
Resourceful teachers aren’t limited to the topics, background and
activities presented here. Simply follow the format of Clones, Cats, and Chemicals to organise the facts about hot local
issues for your students to investigate. With the help of this provocative
book, you can give students regular opportunities to explore the pros and cons
of difficult decisions.