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How much alcohol do you drink?

Young people are an easy and worthy target for alcohol industry that generates great money interests. The alcohol tolerance of people under 17 is lower and organic alterations in the body are easier. The students works in groups finding different kinds of alcoholic drinks in the market, checking prices, calculating the alcohol concentration in the drinks and the blood level after consumed. Results discussions will be performed about price and % of alcohol relation.
Grade
8-9
Science (Chemistry and Mathematics)
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How much can you drink if you are going to drive?

A beach party for the beginning of the summer will be celebrated. We want a safe drive return home after the barbecue and drinks. So how much alcohol can you drink? Students will be able to identify the symptoms of being drunk and using concentration in dissolutions and models will be able to determine how much alcohol can be drink to drive safe. Group working discussing about alcohol effects, what type of drinks and how many they will take in their next party will be performed based on the results found.
Grade
8-9
Science (Chemistry and Mathematics)
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Analysis of newspaper/ magazine news about socio-scientific issues

Science education involves the construction of knowledge about main scientific themes and some of its contents, its agents, its methods, its uses as well as its misuses. As such, for developing science literacy one has to develop teaching strategies where students can discuss critically contemporary science and its implications. In this module the analysis of journal and/or magazine news about controversial issues related to Science, Technology, Society, Health and Environment (STS-E) is proposed.
Grade
A 12 to 18 year old students’ module for use in all science’s curriculum

Shall we create new organisms?

At the moment, through genetic engineering it is possible to introduce a gene from one living organism of a species in another living organism of a different species and make it functional. This technique enables the creation of micro-organisms that are capable of synthesizing proteins with commercial interest and changing features of plants and animals. For instance, the introduction of human genes in bacteria or yeast has allowed for the mass production of hormones and vaccines. In this manner, these products are obtained in unlimited amounts and, subsequently, at reduced cost. Evaluating the impact of different applications of genetic engineering in our society, with the aim of deciding on the attribution, or not, of a large funding for research in this field.
Grade
A 9th to 12th grades student’s module for use in Biology; Integrated Sciences and Science for Public Understanding curricular areas