Reflection: High Expectations What is science? - Section 4: Wrap up


Following the wrap-up discussion, if time permits, I show a quick profile of the scientist Naomi Halas.

This profile talks about her career in science, the challenges that accompany being a woman in a male-dominated field, the research she conducts, and the potential applications of that research in developing cancer-fighting technology.


I close the class with three questions:

What kind of research is she doing?

How is her work helping to develop new technology?

What challenges has she faced in her career?


This discussion can wrap up and review the focus of the lesson (i.e., scientific exploration and technological developments are inextricably linked) as well as highlighting issues of diversity and inclusion in science.  I always feel it's important to remind students that the only real limitations they'll ultimately face are those they agree to impose on themselves... dream big!

  Women in Science: Profile of Naomi Halas
  High Expectations: Women in Science: Profile of Naomi Halas
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What is science?

Unit 1: The Nature of Science
Lesson 2 of 9

Objective: Students understand what science is and how it can be applied to develop technology.

Big Idea: Science is a work in progress... our theories are the best explanation based on available evidence, but are able to be changed in light of new evidence.

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