Students are taught skills such as the scientific method, scientific research, critical thinking, making observations, analyzing facts and drawing conclusions in isolation. Studying forensic science allows students to practice these skills and see theories put into practice by using circumstances that model real life events.
Although the sciences are the primary content area, the students will also practice skills in math, language arts, art, social studies and technology.
By participating in these experiments students will:
- Study and apply the scientific method as it relates to a criminal investigation.
- Apply process skills such as critical thinking, deductive reasoning, observation, and comparative analysis.
- Distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information.
- Use logical reasoning to reconstruct events.
- Communicate valid conclusions.
- Communicate and defend a scientific argument.
- Collect data by observing and measuring with precision.
- Apply mathematical formulas.
As they work in Code Blue, students will learn about the body systems and how they function. They will be collaborating in specialty groups and then sharing what they learn in their clinics. The six different systems they will be learning about are the circulatory, respiratory, immune, muscular/skeletal, digestive and nervous systems.
Even though the unit focuses on body systems, other content areas will be embedded. For example, students will be creating a visual of a body system, applying critical thinking skills, and identify health problems and solutions.
The main goals of the unit are:
1. Comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention.
2. Demonstrate the ability to access valid health information and health-promoting products and services.
3. Demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting and decision-making skills to enhance health.
4. Identify the structure and function of the different body systems.
5. Use a wide variety of resources to compose written/oral presentations to communicate their findings.
Students will identify problems and then take them through the inventive process to solve. They will choose their best idea to develop for the Invent Idaho Competition. This is the first half into the guided research process. Students will follow the Nine Steps to Inventing.