Science, Technology, and Society
Performance Based Assessment
(16) Science, technology, and society. The student understands how individuals have created or invented new technology and affected life in various communities, past and present. The student is expected to:
(A) identify scientists and inventors, including Jonas Salk, Maria Mitchell, and others who have discovered scientific breakthroughs or created or invented new technology such as Cyrus McCormick, Bill Gates, and Louis Pasteur; and
(B) identify the impact of scientific breakthroughs and new technology in computers, pasteurization, and medical vaccines on various communities.
(18) Social studies skills. The student communicates in written, oral, and visual forms. The student is expected to:
(A) express ideas orally based on knowledge and experiences;
(B) use technology to create written and visual material such as stories, poems, pictures, maps, and graphic organizers to express ideas; and
(C) use standard grammar, spelling, sentence structure, and punctuation.
To give students the opportunity to learn about different inventors from different time periods and how they impacted history. The students will learn about different inventions and advances in science and technology over time, and how specific scientific breakthroughs impacted society.
1. Students will be able to conduct research using a variation of books, articles, and computer sources.
2. Students will be able to identify important inventors and identify their impact on history both scientifically and technologically.
3. Students will be able to identify individual inventions from selected inventors and determine the objects impact on the world.
Tuesday, Nov. 25th, 8am
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, United States
1. Get into groups and establish your inventor
2. each student should find 2 credible sources
3. research about inventor and one of their best known inventors
4. Each student should include a one page hand written report ion what they have learned.
5. The group should present a visual
6. Represent the inventor in your presentation
Week 1: sources found
Week 2: personal report completed
Week 3: visual completed (time will be given in class)
Week 4: PRESENTATIOS DUE
Students will receive the rubric at the beginning of the project to know what will be expected of them.
Students will receive feedback from the teacher at each checkin, and at the end of the project.