Science, 2009
  Grade Level:   9-12  
  EALR 3:   Application  
  Big Idea:   Application (APP)  
  Core Content:   Science, Technology, and Society                   
  Description:   In prior grades students learn to work with other members of a team to apply the full process of technological design and relevant science concepts to solve problems. In grades 9-12 students apply what they have learned to address societal issues and cultural differences. Students learn that science and technology are interdependent, that science and technology influence society, and that society influences science and technology. Students continue to increase their abilities to work with other students and to use mathematics and information technologies (when available) to solve problems. They transfer insights from those increased abilities when considering local, regional, and global issues. These insights and capabilities will help prepare students to solve societal and personal problems in future years.  
  Content Standard:   9-12 APPF It is important for all citizens to apply science and technology to critical issues that influence society.  
Students are expected to:
  • Critically analyze scientific information in current events to make personal choices or to understand public-policy decisions.*d
    Mathematics Connection
  • *d    A1.8.G     Synthesize information to draw conclusions and evaluate the arguments and conclusions of others.