Analyzing Science Practices and Concepts in Wild Hope
In this activity, students identify the science practices and concepts in a Wild Hope episode.
Wild Hope is a series of short documentary films that highlight people working to protect species and ecosystems threatened by biodiversity loss. This activity encourages students to think more deeply about what they observe in the episodes.
There are two versions of the “Student Handout” for this activity, based on different curricular frameworks. The “NGSS” handout uses the Next Generation Science Standards framework for high school life science. The “V&C” handout uses the Vision and Change framework for undergraduate biology.
Student Learning Targets
- Identify and describe the aspects of science used by the people in a Wild Hope film.
- Identify and describe the science ideas (concepts and practices) used to define and solve specific problems in the film.
core concepts, crosscutting concepts, disciplinary practices, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), science practices, Vision and Change (V&C)
NGSS Lead States. 2013. Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://www.nextgenscience.org/.
American Association for the Advancement of Science. 2011. Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education. https://www.aps.org/programs/education/undergrad/upload/Revised-Vision-and-Change-Final-Report.pdf.
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Accessibility Level (WCAG compliance)
AP Biology 2019
IB Biology 2016
4.1, C.1, C.2, C.3, C.4
AP Environmental Science 2020
IB Environmental Systems and Societies 2017
2.1, 2.2, 2.5, 3.3, 3.4
Vision and Change 2009