Biology is a “fact-based subject” socially embedded in a world of opinions, especially regarding media coverage of controversial topics with biological themes. This activity uses articles to challenge students to discern between scientific facts and value frames. By having the teacher find articles dealing with the same topic but using subtly different frames, students can compare frames and learn how a frame may influence a person’s perspective American Biology Teacher (2009) (Subscription Required)

Level(s): High
Discipline(s): Biology
# of Periods: 1
Lesson Plan? –
Classroom Ready? –
Students Actively Practice? Yes

Categories: For Educators, Grades: High, Instructional Materials, Science