2010-11 Science & Personal Belief Wiki Project

HOW DO WE RECONCILE SCIENCE AND PERSONAL BELIEFS?

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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.

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The PAWS program integrates biology, English and World History/ Geography around common projects.

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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?”

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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:

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: