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Reflecting on the Impact of Science


Reflecting on the Impact of Science

  • How does science affect the world?
  • How do we use science to address problems in the world?
  • How effective are the solutions?

You can choose any aspect of a prior unit to focus on How Science has Impacted the World via an Issue. What did you wish to learn more about, of all the ideas in Science so far?

Prior units include :

  • Motion, eg transport, concussion, sport safety, car safety, roller coasters;
  • Plants and water transport, eg transpiration, hydroponics, water in agriculture, photosynthesis;
  • Chemical energy and rates of reactions, eg. fuel use, controlling explosions or managing energy and rates, calories in foods, industrial processes such as Haber...

You are going to

  • Research further information on the idea of your choice
  • Determine the problem that science has tried to address
  • Find out about the solution(s) that have been proposed, tried, invented, created… and how those solutions may or do affect the world via a factor
  • Evaluate the solution(s)
  • Make a clear, legible, easy to follow poster to inform YIS students about your new knowledge and understanding.
  • You will have 2 weeks (5 classes) to work on it. We suggest 3 double lessons of research and planning time and 2 to put a product together. There will be no other homework assigned in science during this time, so your homework time can be used for this task as well.

You will then present it (briefly (2-4 min), out loud, with your poster as backup) to peers on the 6th lesson.

According to the Criterion D rubric, you need to

i. explain the ways in which science is applied and used to address a specific problem or issue
ii. discuss and evaluate the implications of using science and its application to solve a specific problem or issue, interacting with a factor
iii. consistently apply scientific language to communicate understanding clearly and precisely
iv. document sources completely.

The factors are

  • Cultural Patterns of knowledge, behaviour, beliefs, shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterize groups of people
  • Economical Production, distribution, and use of income, wealth, and commodities
  • Environmental The circumstances, objects, or conditions by which one is surrounded
  • Ethical The process of rational inquiry to decide on issues as right or wrong, as applied to the people and their actions
  • Moral Principles of right or wrong behaviour derived from a particular society
  • Political Relates to government or the public affairs of a countr
  • Social Interactions between groups of people involving issues such as welfare, safety, rights, justice or class.

 

What is the Extended Essay

Criterion D: Reflecting on the impacts of science

MYP Descriptor

Indicator

1-2

The student is able to:

• outline the ways in which science is used to address a specific problem or issue

• outline the implications of using science to solve a specific problem or issue interacting with a factor

•  apply scientific language to communicate understanding but does so with limited success

•  document sources, with limited success.

• You outline what your issue is, and use an example to show science can address this issue.

•You outline an ethical or other implication of science using an example.

• You apply (use) key basic scientific terms (words) with limited success. Visuals may not be clearly linked to text.

• You document sources using MLA format with limited success.

3-4

The student is able to:

• summarize the ways in which science is applied and used to address a specific problem or issue

• describe the implications of using science and its application in solving a specific problem or issue interacting with a factor

• sometimes apply scientific language to communicate his or her understanding but does not do so clearly or precisely

• sometimes document sources correctly.

• You summarize an issue and how science is used to address(solve) it, with an example

•You describe an ethical or other implication of how science is used, with an example.

• You apply relevant key scientific terms (words) correctly on most occasions, and visuals sometimes relate to text

• You have documented most sources correctly, but not all using MLA format

5-6

The student is able to:

• describe the ways in which science is applied and used to address a specific problem or issue

• discuss the implications of using science and its application to solve a specific problem or issue interacting with a factor

•usually apply scientific language to communicate his or her understanding clearly and precisely but does not do so consistently

• usually document sources but does not always do so correctly.

• You describe a specific issue and how we use  science to address it, using an example.

• You discuss an ethical or other specific implication of using science for addressing your issue, using an example

• You apply key scientific terms (words) in clear points, sentences and/or paragraphs, with clear visuals on most occasions.

• You document all sources in MLA format with few formatting errors

7-8

The student is able to:

• explain the ways in which science is used to address a specific problem or issue

• discuss and evaluate the implications of using science and its application to solve a specific problem or issue interacting with a factor

• consistently apply scientific language to communicate his or her understanding clearly and precisely

• document sources completely.

  • You explain a specific issue or problem related to one of the units in science in grade 9, and show how science is used to address it, correctly using clear scientific terms and supporting examples with appropriate visuals.
  • You discuss an ethical, social, economic or other specific implication of using science to address the issue, using an clear example
  • You evaluate the use of science (the solutions) for the issue you selected, and suggest what we should do, giving logical reasons supported by your examples.
  • You consistently apply key terms (words) in clear points, sentences, and well organised paragraphs or text, supported by visuals that relate to the text.
  • You have documented all sources in MLA format including in text citation.
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