Summer Research Program for Science Teachers
Syosset High School, Long Island, NY
Class: Science Research II
To develop the studentsí understanding of how long-term research is accomplished
To have students understand the concepts of background research, experimental design, and design implementation.
To introduce some Chemistry topics for future discussion.
Introduce Dr. I. Bernard Weinsteins video Disorders In Cell Circuitry In Human Cancer in terms of how an observed fact/relationship can be developed into a research project.
Show video, pausing at key areas for discussion:
Chart showing death rates: why did deaths due to infectious diseases increase around 1919?
Two instances of multifactorial (synergistic) effects
Discuss controlled studies (control groups) [9-12 Content Standard A- Variable control]
Accelerator/brake model of cell growth
Discuss use of analogies in science (physical vs. scientific models)
[Teaching Standard B- Orchestrate scientific discourse]
Briefly discuss some Chemistry terms used for future reference:
[9-12 Content Standard B- Structure of properties and matter]
Students must briefly discuss:
The difference between carcinogen/mutagen/tetragen.
One simple cause and effect relationship in science. [Content Standard Unifying Concepts- Evidence, models, and explanation]
One multifactorial cause and effect relationship in science.
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