NSTA Press High School Books on Digital Frontiers

One-Minute Readings: Issues in Science, Technology, and Society

Grades 5–12

Got a minute? Get a debate going with the help of these 80 brief essays on today’s toughest science questions, from the dollar value of a human life to the chances of creating a risk-free society. Great for stimulating students to consider a range of real-world problems related to your classwork.

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Clones, Cats, and Chemicals: Thinking Scientifically about Controversial Issues

Grades 9–12

Clones, Cats, and Chemicals examines 10 dilemmas from the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, Earth science, technology, and mathematics and helps you challenge students to confront scientific and social problems that offer few black-and-white solutions. Each question is presented as a two-part unit: concise scientific background with possible resolutions and a reference list for further teacher reading, and a reproducible essay, questions, and activities to guide students in debating and decision making.