The following excerpts from pages 98-100 from the Global Education Toolkit offer a glimpse of simple ways that science lessons can turn into global learning experiences. As we explain in the section on science lessons:
With a bit of creativity and initiative, science might be the most natural subject offering a global lens through which to view our world. Earth, water, air quality, climate, chemistry, physics, physiology, plant life and animal habitats don’t respect national boundaries, so they are inherently global in nature, inviting wider exploration and conversation. This fact in itself can serve as a launch for a global conversation. Vexing challenges stumping the best scientific minds are solved globally using collaborative teams located in different locales that experiment and study issues from diverse angles and approaches. In other words, introducing science in the 21st-Century is necessarily global.
If you’re inspired to turn your science lesson into a global learning opportunity, where would you begin?