Pack 4: the technological environment
The University of York Science Education Group ensured that all the Science in the Environment packs were organised according to broad environmental themes. Within each pack, a number of specific contexts were used to introduce the science content. In addition, each pack focused on the acquisition of particular skills and introduced broader aspects of science or the environment.
Features of Pack 4
*Contexts: technological networks; electromagnetic fields and health; clean technology; biochemical industry
*Science Content: electricity, force fields; rates of chemical reactions; biological molecules; enzymes
*Skills Emphasised: analysis of systems; reaching conclusions about highly complex situations
*Broader Dimensions: economic dimensions of environmental issues; interdependence of science and technology; waste minimisation
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