During the past several years, many science-related social issues have been of concern to the people of Iowa. Abortion has been an issue. Protests have been made against the Duane Arnold Energy Center nuclear generating plant. Evolution and creationism were debated in the state legislature. In addition, arsenic and nitrates have been found in some municipal water supplies. Other technological issues, such as soil conservation and gasohol, have been making headlines. These societal concerns are often of interest to students in our schools. Important and, as of yet, unanswered questions have been posed about how educators will deal with these important topics in their classrooms. We would like to share the results of a survey we made in the fall of 1979.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1980 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Cooney, Timothy M. and Blaga, Jeffrey
"Science-Related Social Issues Survey,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 17
, Article 11.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol17/iss2/11