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Subject:Process Skills
Grade:9-12

Brief Description
Students attempt to complete Charles Darwin's statement "The price of butter depends on the number of old maids."

Objectives

Students practice process skills by participating in an activity requiring logical thinking.

Keywords

logic, Darwin

Materials Needed

None

Lesson Plan

  • Read students the first sentence of Darwin's statement: "The price of butter depends on the number of old maids in the area."
  • Ask students to complete the statement, explaining why it is true.
  • Invite students to share their answers with their classmates.
  • Read the entire statement: "The price of butter depends on the number of old maids in the area because old maids keep cats, cats eat mice, mice eat bees, bees pollinate clover, cows eat clover, the more clover there is, the less it costs the farmer to produce milk, butter is made from milk, therefore..."

Assessment

N/A

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Linda Starr

National Standards

Science:
NS.9-12.2

Originally published 01/22/2001
Last updated 05/26/2009

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