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Standards Index: Unit 1: Scientific Foundations
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The Space Race: The Challenger Tragedy
Students will learn about the development of the nation’s space program, including a seminal event during Ronald Reagan’s presidency: the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger and its lasting aftermath.
Influencing Policy: Evolution and the First Amendment
Students will learn how some students, scientists and advocacy organizations have sought to influence the way evolution is taught in public schools, and how this debate relates to court rulings involving the First Amendment’s establishment clause.
Influencing Public Policy: The Story of Thalidomide
Students will learn how a prescription medication’s devastating side effects shocked the nation decades ago and led to today’s federal drug safety guidelines.