NOTE: This activity will
be most effectively implemented in cooperative learning
groups. Student teams
or be assigned, to investigate smaller segments
of the larger issues. Scientific investigation of the problem would necessarily
involve many different perspectives. Student teams could concentrate on the investigation
of one component of the activity. In the final presentation, teams could use
a jigsaw approach, with each team presenting a different perspective on the issues.
Step 1 Place students into teams of 3 or
Step 2 Distribute the Scenario and the
Problem-Solving Model handouts found on the following pages.
group to read and discuss the Scenario.
Step 3 Ask them
to read the Problem-Solving Model to help them develop
sound advice. They should follow the steps
and prepare a 5-10 minute presentation.
Remind them to record all the information they research, including a bibliography,
on their Student Activity Sheets.
Step 4 Assign groups presentation times.