Essential Questions: How does science, specifically the monitoring of environmental parameters, influence policy decisions? Can there be multiple ways to develop a creative methodology used within an scientific investigation?
Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will be able to:
- Discuss, compare and negotiate methods used, results obtained, and explanations among groups of students conducting the same investigation
- Explain that science is one of the processes that can be used to inform decision-making at the community, state, national and international levels
- Discuss the need for adequate monitoring of environmental parameters when making policy decisions