HOW DO WE RECONCILE SCIENCE AND PERSONAL BELIEFS?
|Welcome to the class home page for the Science and Beliefs project at White Swan High School!_____
All student pages were created by 9th grade students in the PAWS (Power Academics at White Swan) integrated studies program.
The PAWS program integrates biology, English and World History/ Geography around common projects.
This “wiki” project is a compilation of student blog posts with the common goal of answering the driving question,
“How do we reconcile science and personal beliefs?”
At the beginning of this project, students were exposed to a variety of ideas relating to science and personal beliefs. They initially explored the following topics:
- Biological evolution
- The conflict that surrounded Charles Darwin‘s publishing of “On the Origin of Species“
- The Scientific Revolution
- Early human history
- Creation mythology of various world cultures
- … and more!
Students were then asked to generate their own guiding question which would fall under the driving question. In this way, room was created for student inquiry while still answering a common driving question. For convenience, we grouped the students’ questions into 4 major categories, general evolution, human evolution, early human history, and religion.
Links to major categories of student guiding questions: