Science NetLinks | Lesson | Grades 6-8
This lesson is based on a book profiling the famous animal-behavior scientist who has autism, Temple Grandin. Discuss how closely observing animals, processes, and events can lead scientists to act ethically based on identifying patterns, measuring evidence, and gathering data.
Sy Montgomers, author of of Temple Grandin, pays special attention in this book to the hot-button adolescent issue of "being different vs. fitting in." Highlighted topics are autism, visual thinking, and animal welfare as they connect to the nature of science.
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