Use the criteria to assess which innovations in technology have had the greatest impact.
In this activity, students will use the criteria and a thinking strategy to evaluate the impact of technological developments. These thinking tools can be used by students to evaluate impact in multiple contexts. While this activity uses examples related to energy technologies, other examples could be used to help nurture the competency of evaluating.
Between Step 4 and 5 you might consider instructing your students to research each of these new innovations in energy technologies to gather more information to help guide their decision making.
Throughout the activity consider how well students:
Guide students in using the “Assessing my ability to evaluate impact” rubric assessment sheet during the activity.
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