Science Ambassador Lesson Plans
Middle School Lesson Plans - Choose Respect
Crunching the Numbers on Dating Violence
This lesson plan gives middle-school students the opportunity to examine dating violence data, provide them with a chance to challenge preconceived notions, develop analytical skills using the data and then, it is hoped that students are able to gain positive attitudes about forming their own positive dating relationships in the future. Students will need to be familiar with the scientific method and be able to identify the components of line and bar graphs prior to taking part in this lesson. This lesson discusses a sensitive topic.
High School Lesson Plans - Choose Respect
RESPECT — The Data: A Closer Look
This lesson is designed as a real-life application of the scientific method. It is appropriate for any high school science class. Students should have prior knowledge of the basics of the scientific method before beginning this lesson. Students will use their knowledge of the scientific method to analyze and evaluate data about teen dating violence. At the conclusion of the lesson, students will be asked to draw conclusions from the scientific process that could guide behavioral modifications to prevent teen dating violence. The authors recognize the sensitivity of the sample data discussed in this lesson. Teen dating violence and the behaviors that could lead to violence might be too sensitive for some younger students. School policies should be reviewed before using this lesson. Students need to be familiar with basic scientific investigation before proceeding.
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