Alternate assignment

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  1. TwinsStSt

    TwinsStSt Rookie

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    I work in an alternative school (disruptive students). We have been having a minister come to the school to discuss his idea of creation vs what we studied ,evolution. Most of the kids are fascinated -he is an excellent speaker - the kids love him - we're doing more of a history lesson - it's not preaching. The students were given the option to participate - only 2 choose not to join us. The problem is these 2 think it's free time - any ideas what we can give them to do as an assignment. (We don't have access to the internet in the school - don't ask - poor subject). Any ideas?
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  3. Aliceacc

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    What age group are the kids?

    What subject do you teach?
     
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    They are 10th and 11th graders - we teach all subjects - not very motivated - skills are low.
     
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    That's a really good question. Wish I had a really good answer.

    What about having them research what the word "theory" really means in science, as opposed to "hypothesis", "belief", "fact" and the like? They'd need to deal with the concept of falsifiability, which is of course a major tool of science. Perhaps they could give a short presentation to the class, or do a PowerPoint or something in multimedia, or whatever.
     

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