Scientific Literacy For All

Lesson critical inquiry question:

What makes scientific literacy of vital importance to living a healthy life?

Lesson critical inquiry task:

Using scientific literacy, develop an infographic that highlights the best ways to help someone with diabetes lead the healthiest life achievable.

Lesson Overview:

In this lesson students explore what it means to be scientifically literate and develop their own capacity to be scientifically literate in the context of helping people with diabetes lead the healthiest lives possible. They gather, select, assess and use scientific information to make sound decisions about how to best help people with diabetes. Building on their previous learning regarding physical health, students broaden their understanding of living healthy lives, allowing them to expand how to best manage diabetes beyond traditional approaches. Students share their learning in the form of an infographic with a particular audience of interest to them in an effort to make a compassionate difference in the lives of others.