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‘What is the Christmas Lectures Zone?’
Privacy is important. Especially for young people. This interactive STEM activity focuses on privacy, linking to the Royal Institution CHRISTMAS LECTURES theme of “the language of life”. Students debate privacy issues and connect to a range of scientists working in communication and privacy, including this year’s CHRISTMAS LECTURES presenter Sophie Scott, and other contributors to the Lectures.
This 2-3 lesson activity helps students develop SMSC and working scientifically skills such as “appreciate the power and limitations of science”, “consider ethical issues” and “appreciate the relevance of science to everyday life”.
‘What can my class do?’
Debate the issues – Using a free debate kit to provide structure, your class explore the privacy implications and potential benefits of our phone microphones listening in all of the time. 8 characters with different viewpoints help maintain a balanced discussion of the good and bad issues associated with this technology.
This class debate, along with highlight clips of the Lectures provide stimulus to engage your students in the topic of privacy.
Connect with scientists – Students then go online to ask questions and live chat to scientists working in the fields of privacy & communication. The online activity is flexible, allowing you to book a live chat at a time that suits your class this January.