The Association for Science Education (ASE) has updated and revitalised the groundbreaking SATIS (Science and Technology in Society) units from the 1980's and 90's. The units provide a wide range of strategies to cover the programme of study for How Science Works and the wide spectrum of science.
Materials consist of bright stimulus visuals, student activities including research, discussion, role plays, quizzes and board games with background information sheets to suit a wide range of student interests and abilities. They also contain guidance for teachers and an overview of the science considered.
Each SATIS Revisited unit is made up of several activities and includes:
- a PowerPoint presentation with an introductory stimulus slide
- a range of activities for different teaching and learning styles including data handling, quizzes, board games, practicals, small group discussions and class debates
- guidance for teachers
- clear links to How Science Works and different specifications
- authenticity by links to industry and science in practice
- a focus on science skills through links with the Learning Skills for Science project
opportunities for assessment for learning Each activity:
- is relevant to topics within the main storylines
- provides one of a number of different teaching and learning styles
- is short and manageable in a typical lesson time
- enables differentiation across a range of abilities
The original SATIS units are also available in the eLibrary.
In this SATIS Revisited resource, students consider the Californian Gold Rush and its impact on the environment through pollution in the food chain and analysis of mercury in fish from local lakes and rivers.
This unit is made up of an introductory activity called ‘James and the gold rush’, and one main...
In this SATIS Revisited resource students use real data to determine the cause of illness in cattle on a farm. They analyse the animals' diets to find that the illness is caused by mineral deficiency.
This unit has three activities focusing on different farming methods and the relationship between diet and...
In this resource from the SATIS Revisited collection, students learn about skin cancer and analyse data on the incidence of melanoma. They also learn about use of ultraviolet radiation index forecasts to assess risk.
Skin cancers are extremely common, with more than 75 000 new cases registered each year in...
In this SATIS Revisited resource students find out about MRSA infection, whether metals have antimicrobial properties, and the type of work carried out in testing a treatment to assess its effectiveness.
MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is a highly contagious strain of the Stap...