We found 27 reviewed resources for science and morality
Science Can Answer Moral Questions
24 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Can questions of morality, good and evil, right and wrong, and/or what is worth living and dying for...be answered by science? Author Sam Harris presents a strong case for the need for a universal conception of human values. He argues...
W.8.2 - Expository Writing: 8th Grade ELA Common Core
8th CCSS: Adaptable
Help your students explain, inform, and examine with these resources tied to the W.8.2 expository writing standard. I've put four resources at the end of the collection that are interdisciplinary in nature, a few having to do with science and a few with social studies. The writing standards span all of the disciplines, and you may want to partner up with a social studies or science teacher to bring to collaborate on bringing these lessons to life.
An Introduction to Friedrich Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil
3 mins 11th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Is God is dead? Is there no absolute truth? Do different societies have different concepts of good and evil? Introduce the ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche with a short video analysis of Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil.
From Salmonberry to Sagebrush - Exploring Oregon’s Native Plants
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Take a deep dive into Oregon's ecosystems, plants, and changes from the past to the future. Many hands-on activities in an environmental science unit delight scholars, including creating a field guide for a local park. The in-depth study...
An Introduction to Daniel Goldhagen's Hitler's Willing Executioners
3 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
During The Holocaust, were Germans just following orders or did they truly believe they should eradicate the Jewish people? Part of a larger playlist covering ideas from all over the world, a video summary of Daniel Goldhagen's Hitler's...
How the T-Rex Lost Its Arms
8 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The Tyrannosaurs Rex grew up to 20 feet tall, yet their front arms were roughly the size of human arms—hardly proportional! Viewers see how the front limbs became smaller over the course of millions of years. PBS Eons goes on to explain...
Creating a Student Safety Committee to Support Lab Safety for the 21st Century Workplace
5th - 6th
Learners create a Student Safety Committee. In this lesson for science lab activities, students discuss the communication skills required to help each other in the science lab. Learners analyze their classmates' response to a scenario...
What Aristotle and Joshua Bell Can Teach Us About Persuasion
5 mins 9th - 12th
What does it take to persuade people? Aristotle has famously summarized rhetoric as three means of persuasion: logos, ethos, and pathos. Watch as these elements are explained in detail, and prompt your class to consider how to build the...