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25 reviewed resources for science and morality

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Science Can Answer Moral Questions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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The Real Moral Dilemma of Self-Driving Cars

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Are self-driving cars safer than human-driven cars? An installment of the Veritasium series makes a case for the safety of autonomous cars. The science suggests these cars can save thousands of lives each year.
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Natalie Morales: Float

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Natalie Morales performs a simple experiment to show what the word float means by placing a pumpkin in water. This video could be used as an introduction to a science experiment on buoyancy. It would be fun to have your class experiment...
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Anthem Theme of Science

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 4 short answer and essay questions based on the theme of science in Anthem. Students may also complete their choice of 3 reading activities suggested.
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Biotechnological Issues and Bioethics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Culminate a bioethics unit with the implementation of a lesson that incorporates the Socratic method to encourage class feedback and participation. Pupils participate in a discussion on bioethics and morality, complete a writing seminar,...
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An Introduction to Friedrich Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
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.
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Allison Williams Explains Her Love for Frankenstein's Monster

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Ah, but who is the real monster in Frankenstein? Actress Allison Williams shares her reasoning for why Mary Shelly's horror story should be included in The Great American Read series. 
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Exercise in Conflict Resolution

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
How do major religions, including Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, differ in how they view the role of individual freedoms within society, the definition of morality, and the importance of politically satisfying the greater good? Here...
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From Salmonberry to Sagebrush - Exploring Oregon’s Native Plants

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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An Introduction to Daniel Goldhagen's Hitler's Willing Executioners

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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How the T-Rex Lost Its Arms

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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Creating a Student Safety Committee to Support Lab Safety for the 21st Century Workplace

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Pupils 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. Pupils analyze their classmates' response to a scenario and...
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Why Amundsen Killed His Dogs

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars use Internet, video and text resources to gather information about the Amundsen/Scott race for the South Pole in 1911-12, dog sledding, and the ethical treatment of animals for science. They set up a debate to determine...
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Exploring the Antarctic

For Students 9th - 12th
In this Antarctic activity, students read about Sir Ernest Shackleton's exploration of the Antarctic continent. Then students complete 2 short answer questions based on their reading.
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The Seven Deadly Social Sins

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Politics without Principle. Wealth without Work. Mohandas Gandhi’s "Seven Deadly Social Sins" provides the text for a research-based, persuasive essay assignment. Writers select what they consider to be the most significant social sin in...
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What Aristotle and Joshua Bell Can Teach Us About Persuasion

For Students 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...
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My Sister's Keeper Study Questions & Essay Topics

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Jodi Picoult's My Sister's Keeper. Students may check some of their answers online.
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Responsibility

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners invite community workers to visit and speak about how they serve the community.  In this character education lesson, students recognize that community workers have an obligation to protect and serve others.  Learners write...
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Utilitarianism

For Students 9th - 12th
For this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Werner Heisenberg

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive history quiz instructional activity, learners respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about the life and accomplishments of Werner Heisenberg.
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???The Hell of Mirrors??? by Edogawa Rampo

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Learners read and analyze the story "The Hell of Mirrors," by Edogawa Rampo. They watch a video excerpt, answer discussion questions, construct a periscope, complete handouts, define key vocabulary terms, take a quiz, and write a book...
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Cloning And b-Galactosidase

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students investigate cloning using E coli cultures. Through laboratory exercise, they determine if E coli cells contain b - galactosidase.
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Economics: People as Producers and Consumers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the dual roles of producers and consumers in people by creating fictional stories that include examples of both. Their stories include descriptions of the tools and skills needed for the jobs of their characters and...
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Concerning the Principles of Morals Quiz

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, learners respond to 14 multiple choice questions about Hume's Concerning the Principles of Morals. Students may submit their answers to be scored.