Thursday, June 7, 2012

Taking science by storm in ten days, Day #1

After focusing on literacy for the past month, it's time for a change. Science, however, governs technology. Therefore, it seems logical that it would harvest the latest tools. Take a look back to the instances in history when science has sparked a significant change. Take, for instance, the Industrial Age. It was triggered by several new technologies like the steam engine and textiles. These inventions changed our jobs, our lifestyle and our time to focus on new inventions.

Now, we reside in a time when the scientific advancements are improving upon the last upgrade. Eventually, you will only be able to add so much RAM and space to a hard drive before a new invention replaces the computer as we know it. With the use of cellphones and other communication methods, we've seen the same thing happen to traditional land line phones. We live in an age of change. Each generation knows a different world than the previous generation. However, students today know a different world from elementary to high school.; The speed of change is quicker. Therefore, it is important that we teach our students the skills to prepare them for a rapidly changing society. In fact, in Science, we are preparing the people responsible for creating the next wave of change. In this way, we have power over our future generations.

So, let's start now with a glimpse into the current technologies related to science and discuss how these can be taught to not only prepare our students for a changing world, but to prepare them for being the agents of change.

Over the next nine days, stay tuned as I focus on technology in science as it relates to the following topics:

  1. Astronomy 
  2. Anatomy
  3. Biology
  4. Chemistry
  5. Physical Science
  6. Physics
  7. Agriculture
  8. Geology
  9. Environmental Science

To get started, read this great article on science and society from UC Berkeley. 

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