Process

 

Become an Expert 

Reach a Consensus 

Present your Argument

 

 

Bioengineering & Medicine Individual Report

Environment Individual Report

Space Exploration Individual Report

 

1) Decide which of the following areas of science and technology research will have the greatest global impact in the 21st Century.

2) BECOME AN EXPERT: Each person in the group will pick one area of technology research and become the group's expert in that area. 

 3) REACH A CONSENSUS:  The group members will get together and decide as a group which area will have the greatest global impact in the next ten years.

4) THEN, each of you will have a task in researching and developing your group  presentation on that one area of science your group agrees is the most important kind of science for the 21st century.

TASKS:

SEAT A: Describe the history of your science field: Who were the first workers in this field? What research did they do? What kinds of instruments did they use? What did they write?

SEAT B: Describe current research in this field: List current researchers. Describe what they are doing. What kinds of instruments and technologies do they use? What have they written?

SEAT C: Why is this field important right now? What evidence suggests this?

SEAT D: Give us your prediction: What important things will this field provide in the next 100 years? How will this science change over time? What evidence suggests that this will be true?

5) PRESENT YOUR ARGUMENT: Your group will make 1) a PowerPoint or Poster presentation, and 2) a brochure presenting your argument for why the area your group picked will have the greatest global  impact in the 21st century. 

Below are some links to help you:

Science Careers

OCEAN EXPLORER http://www.oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/07philippines/welcome.html

OCEAN EXPLORER TECHNOLOGIES http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/gallery/technology/technology_collection.html

OCEAN EXPLORER SCIENTISTS http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/07philippines/background/explorers/explorers.html

ASK AN OCEAN EXPLORER  http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/07philippines/logs/ask/ask.html

Scientists in Action

 

Ask an Expert: Science

http://www.askanexpert.com/

Science /Technology

Forensic Science  

Animals

Internet / Computer

Law
 

A Day in the Life of a Vet

Exploring the brain

Bioengineering/ Medicine

 

 

Virtual Clinic

 

Molecular Medicine 2020 

 

Cloning and Bioengineering

 

Additional Resources 

 
 

Discount AIDS Medication 

 
 

Genes and Diseases 

 

Environment

 

 

Types of Alternative Energies

 

Genetically Modified Food 

 

Green Construction 

 

Additional Resources

 

Green City 

 

Genetically Modified Foods and Organisms 

 

Alternative Energies 

Space Exploration        

Space Tourism

 

Artificial Inteligence 

 

Life on Other Planets 

 

Additional Resources 

 
 

Plasma Links to Life

 

 Space Travel

Background Space Travel 

REACHING A CONSENSUS

With your group come to a consensus at to which area of research you think will have the greatest global impact. 

Some things to consider:


 

PRESENTING YOUR ARGUMENT

Now that you've chosen your area it's time to present your reasoning.  Your group is responsible for making a power point presentation with a minimum of 7 slides.

You will need to divide up the work by assigning roles or making each person in charge of a set number of slides. Some possible roles could be: presenter, researcher, writer, or  presentation engineer.

In your presentation you will need to persuade the audience as to why that area of research will have the greatest global impact. Below is a possible order for your presentation.

Some helpful Hints: 

Be sure to define what your group is considering global.  You may also want to include some reasons why the other areas won't have as much of an impact as yours.

You may also want to get some more information to make your argument the best by using additional resources or searching on your own.