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      Strategies: Advanced Work

      The following activities are suggestions for working with students who are ready for advanced work. We hope that the activities spark ideas and conversations among teachers about useful classroom strategies that can supplement existing curriculum.

      Create a Rainforest Refuge

      In Grades 9-10, students are expected to explain how societal issues and considerations affect the progress of science and technology (Science and Technology, Benchmark A). This includes describing costs and trade-offs of various hazards--ranging from minor risks to major catastrophes.

      Click here* for "Create a Rainforest Refuge," a lesson in which students consider both economic and environment issues as they plan the development of a rainforest refuge. Students should be aware of how benefits and costs include long-term, short-term, indirect and direct consequences. Students may also describe how science can inform public policy, including environmental protection strategies and conservation of native species (Science and Technology, Benchmark B).

      *This link contains resources or information that may be useful. These resources were not written to align specifically to Ohio's Academic Content Standards. The inclusion of a specific resource is not an endorsement of that particular resource, or any of its contents, by the Ohio Department of Education. Teachers are advised to preview all sites before using them with students.

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