Pandora: How Do We Learn Without Taking Risks?
This resource, from Planet Science, provides teachers with case studies and information which can be use to plan lessons involving debates on two questions. The underlying message to students is for them to consider whether all scientific inventions are for the good of society.
The two case studies considered are:
1. Alfred Nobel
Was dynamite a good invention, even though people died using it?
2. Genetically Modified (GM) food trials
No one knows what will happen in this country if GM foods are farmed. Is it too great a risk?
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