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Day 30: Quiz #4 freakout and scientific controversy #3

I changed the quiz format to include some essays on it and the students seemed a little weirded out.  They weren’t expecting it, but they were fine.  I will continue to challenge the way they recall information on my assessments in order to push them.  The science controversy writing exercise just barely got started, due to time constraints.  I’m putting it up here if they want to work on it over the weekend, but I will give them time next week to get it done.  We also got a lot of re-takes done in class for those who are not happy with their grades.  Those re-takes will be reflected on Pinnacle and I’ll only count the highest score.  Next week, new chapter and a big chapter test.

Science Controversy Cartoons

 These cartoon are depictions of scientific controversies seen throughout the world.  They are based generally on the way certain people view scientific advancement, evidence and its effect on people, politics, and the rest of the world.

  1. Take a few minutes and pick a cartoon to study.
  2. Consider what the central theme of the cartoon is.  Who is the center of the issue?
  3. Look at the surroundings and try to determine what the message is.  Describe the cartoon and what it says.
  4. Consider who is affected on both sides of the issue.
  5. Who benefits from science in the cartoon?  Who doesn’t benefit?
  6. What is the major problem?
  7. How do we solve the problem?

Write your responses in a clear, concise manner.  Use complete sentences.  You will be graded on the content of your thoughts about the cartoon.  Have fun and try to think outside the box.

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