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The Checks Lab (Grades 9-12)

Author/Source: ENSI (via Understanding Evolution)

Overview: Students construct plausible scenarios using bank checks to learn how human values and biases influence observation and interpretation. 

Concepts: This lesson covers the following concepts:

  • Scientists pose, test, and revise multiple hypotheses to explain what they observe.
  • Scientific ideas are developed through reasoning.
  • Science does not prove or conclude; science is always a work in progress.
  • Science is a human endeavor.
Grade Level: 9-12
 
TIme: One class period
 
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The Checks Lab: Grades 9-12

Students construct plausible scenarios using bank checks to learn how human values and biases influence observation and interpretation.