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What Might Happen If . . .?

The Science Teacher—April 2000

The lessons many students learn in traditional school curricula are too removed from the problems they encounter in daily life to be useful. One tool that can be used in the classroom to help students analyze and understand the consequences of events, decisions, and scientific and technological innovations or developments is the futures wheel (Wagschal and Johnson, 1986). This article describes how students can use the futures wheel to analyze analyze science-related social issues and consequences in preparation for decision making.
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