In this unit, students will read and interpret primary sources to address the question “How do we measure the attainment of human rights?” By exploring the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN’s Guide to Indicators of Human Rights, and data about development indicators from multiple databases, students will unpack the complexities of using indicators to measure human rights.
Lessons on Textual Evidence in STEM
Lessons on Textual Evidence in STEM Collection Resources (6)
In this unit, students examine the question: How does access to a specific diet (nutrition) impact human rights? As students explore biological information on how the human body uses food as a source of energy, they will explore the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) document, to examine the crucial question of how access to a proper diet is related to a person’s rights.
Recorded webinar session from October 12, 2016, presented as a professional learning component to STEM teacher and school librarian participants of the IMLS funded School Librarians Advancing STEM Learning (#SLASL 2016) project. Webinar #5: Student, Reflection, and Feedback
This unit integrates scientific inquiry, the engineering design process, with math practices and technology. Students learn about energy, alternative energy, designing experiments and use math and technology as tools to accomplish their tasks.
Earth's climate is continually changing and is in a warming period now, due in part to enhanced human emissions of greenhouse gases.
Throughout this module, you will explore interactions between factors in the climate system that affect Earth's atmospheric temperature. Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere trap heat energy. Sunlight can be reflected by snow- and ice-covered surfaces, or it can be absorbed by darker surfaces.
You will examine graphs of greenhouse gas concentration and temperature change. You will run experiments with computational models to compare the effect of different levels of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions, and hear from a climate scientist. By the end of the module you will be able to explain how scientists can be certain that Earth’s climate is changing while not being entirely certain about how much it will warm.
This module contains five activities, each approximately 45 minutes long.