One World:Scientific Solutions to Global Issues Formative Assessment Video Discussion Task               Stephen Taylor Bl...
Scientific Solutions to Global IssuesWork as a group to complete this introductory activity. Watch one video and work thro...
The context:      What?         Who?        Where?         How?                     The problem          Solutions        ...
Self-assessment is key to success in all tasks Which descriptors best fit your work? What about another group’s? What woul...
Self-assessment is key to success in all tasks Which descriptors best fit your work? What about another group’s? What woul...
Better Living Through Chemistry “Write an article that explores how Chemistry is (or can be) used to solve a specific prob...
Better Living Through Chemistry “Write an article that explores how Chemistry is (or can be) used to solve a specific prob...
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A one or two lesson formative assessment task to introduce students to One World.

Students watch one of two videos which introduce a scientific solution to a problem in a global context. They then prepare a mind-map poster which goes through the stages of the One World criterion.

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  1. 1. One World:Scientific Solutions to Global Issues Formative Assessment Video Discussion Task Stephen Taylor Blue world map from Clker free clipart: http://www.clker.com/clipart-13513.html
  2. 2. Scientific Solutions to Global IssuesWork as a group to complete this introductory activity. Watch one video and work through thestages of the One World process. Present your work as a spider-diagram poster.Group 1United Nations University Our World 2.0: Plastic to Oil Fantastic (http://youtu.be/R-Lg_kvLaAM)Group 2TED Talk: Michael Pritchard’s Lifesaver Bottle (http://tinyurl.com/lifesaverbottle)
  3. 3. The context: What? Who? Where? How? The problem Solutions The Science Why? Factors contributing One World: Barriers against to success Research question / purpose successWhat? How? Why? What? How? Why? Where? Who? Where? Who? One World Factor 1 One World Factor 2 Conclusions Stakeholders? Stakeholders? Could it be successful? Implications? Implications? Why?
  4. 4. Self-assessment is key to success in all tasks Which descriptors best fit your work? What about another group’s? What would you do next in order to build it into a good One World essay? Criterion A: One World
  5. 5. Self-assessment is key to success in all tasks Which descriptors best fit your work? What about another group’s? What would you do next in order to build it into a good One World essay? Criterion B: Communication in Science
  6. 6. Better Living Through Chemistry “Write an article that explores how Chemistry is (or can be) used to solve a specific problem in a local or global context.”General Draft Feedback: • Some students submitted full drafts • Some submitted populated writing frames with research • Some submitted a few paragraphs • Few gave an indication of next steps • About half have been citing/ referencing as they go along Final: General Tips: • Self-assess as you go to make sure nothing is missed • Ensure the problem is clearly outlined, in context • Give decent scientific explanations of how the solution works • Populate the citation manager as you research • Add in-text citations and references as you write to save time and errors • Use the standard submission template, with rubrics for self-assessment • Write in black, in a clear font • Include a line-space between paragraphs to make it easier to read. • 1.5 spacing helps 6
  7. 7. Better Living Through Chemistry “Write an article that explores how Chemistry is (or can be) used to solve a specific problem in a local or global context.” Final Lesson: • Make sure you have included the coversheet • Self-assess by highlighting the statements that best represent your work • Write in black, in a clear font • Include a line-space between paragraphs to make it easier to read. • 1.5 spacing helps • Check your citations are complete and correct 7
  8. 8. For more resources. Please consider a donation to charity via Biology4Good. Click here for more information about Biology4Good charity donations.This is a Creative Commons presentation. It may be linked and embedded but not sold or re-hosted.
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