Grade Level

High School

Topics

Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics

Authors

Madeleine Jennewein, Stephanie Keep

Lesson Summary


Coronavirus cartoon.svgDespite being a microscopic not-even-technically-alive thing, coronavirus has turned all of our lives upside down in a hurry.Thankfully, we are witnessing an explosion of science like never before. But as we devour coronavirus news and soundbites, it is critical that we not be passive consumers of information. In short: we need to remember how science works. And spoiler alert? It’s not a simple straight-forward process.

Standards

Science and Engineering Practices:

SP3, SP4, SP8

MA Science and Technology/Engineering (2016):

NGSS (2013):

Common Core Math/Language Arts Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.1 ​, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.7, CSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.2  

Tags

coronavirus, peer review, pre-print, replication

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