MYP 8.5.8: One World Activity
Acid rain is the term given to rainwater which has a lower pH than normal. This is caused by pollution.
You are to research the causes and effects of acid rain and examine some of the applications of science to this problem. The work should explain the causes of the problem, explain the application of science to the problem and discuss the limitations of science with regard to the problem.
The students should also identify and explain links between the subject matter and two of the following: social, economic, moral, ethical, political, cultural and environmental factors .
All research should be carefully documented and a bibliography drawn up.
The work is to be assessed on Criteria A & B
Assessment - Criterion A - One World
Students should understand the interdependence of science and society. Students are expected to discuss how science is applied and used to solve specific problems in life and society. Students should be given the opportunity to explore local and global scientific issues and evaluate the interaction between science and scientific developments with social, economic, political, environmental, cultural and ethical factors.
Assessment tasks should allow students to demonstrate their understanding
of the role of science in society through the development of analysis
and critical thinking. Suitable assessment tasks to assess this criterion
include essays, case studies and research projects, but also debates and
Assessment Criterion B - Communication in science
Students should be able to demonstrate understanding when communicating scientific information. Students should use appropriate scientific language, a range of communication modes and the most appropriate communication format.
Suitable assessment tasks to assess this criterion include scientific investigation reports, research essays, case studies, interdisciplinary projects, and media presentations. Depending on the tasks, students will be expected to acknowledge the sources of information and document these appropriately.
The students could do this as a One World Essay or a Peer Presentation.
This could be a global approach, or a look at a specific problem in terms of location, or issue, and how it is dealt with.
Example of local issues could be the Parthenon or the Norwegian timber forests.
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