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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.

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

The Checks Lab: Grades 9-12

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
 
Teacher Background: Explore these links for additional information on the topics covered in this lesson:
Resource Type: 
Lesson plan