Science Content Standard 5.0: Technology Science
Students will develop abilities necessary to distinguish between naturally occurring objects and those of human design, and they will develop understanding of the roles of science and technology in contemporary society.
Performance Standard 5.1
Students will develop understanding of technological designs, which solve problems and improve the quality of life.
1. Students will make a proposal to make something work better and communicate
their ideas in writing.
2. Students will learn how developing solutions to problems can help people avoid
Read the following scenario and describe in writing the kind of thinking each participant (egalitarians, libertarians, and communitarians) would use in making a decision in convincing the managed health care board to accept or not to accept a policy on paying for medication for HIV patients.
Scenario 1: In a small rural town near a major city, 50% of the citizens have HIV. The disease is out of control and is spreading rapidly. Many of the citizens in the small rural town can not afford to pay for drugs to make life a little easier. In addition, to make the matter worse, some have died.