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Radio Futures: You Decide

Learns discover how their own values and the values of other can shape the development and use of future radio technologies.

DESCRIPTION

In this activity, learners sort and prioritize cards with new radio technologies according to their own values and the values of others. Participants explore how technologies and society influence each other and how people’s values shape how radio technologies are developed and adopted. By taking on a variety of roles and viewing new technologies through priorities that might differ from their own, participants will consider who benefits from technology and how technology changes our relationships to friends, family, and others in our communities.

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  • Two children are seated at a table spread with large cards that depict writing and various radio technologies. Both children are holding a card in each hand and smiling as they read the cards.
  • A view from over the shoulder of a child shows large cards that depict writing and various radio technologies spread across a table. The children are holding and reading some of the cards.
  • A view from over the shoulder of a child shows large cards that depict writing and various radio technologies spread across a table. The child is holding and reading one of the cards.
  • An adult and two children sit at a table spread with radio technology cards. The adult holds a set of fanned-out cards as one of the children reaches out to select a card.
  • Making Waves You Decide activity at the Celebremos las ciencias! Let's Celebrate Science at the Museum of Life and Science Durham This event is part of the NC Science Festival credit Guillermo Delgado for NISE Network
  • Two children are seated at a table spread with large cards that depict writing and various radio technologies. Both children are holding a card in each hand and smiling as they read the cards.
  • A view from over the shoulder of a child shows large cards that depict writing and various radio technologies spread across a table. The children are holding and reading some of the cards.
  • A view from over the shoulder of a child shows large cards that depict writing and various radio technologies spread across a table. The child is holding and reading one of the cards.
  • An adult and two children sit at a table spread with radio technology cards. The adult holds a set of fanned-out cards as one of the children reaches out to select a card.
  • Making Waves You Decide activity at the Celebremos las ciencias! Let's Celebrate Science at the Museum of Life and Science Durham This event is part of the NC Science Festival credit Guillermo Delgado for NISE Network

DESCRIPTION

In this activity, learners sort and prioritize cards with new radio technologies according to their own values and the values of others. Participants explore how technologies and society influence each other and how people’s values shape how radio technologies are developed and adopted. By taking on a variety of roles and viewing new technologies through priorities that might differ from their own, participants will consider who benefits from technology and how technology changes our relationships to friends, family, and others in our communities.

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OBJECTIVES

LEARNING GOALS

  • Radio is widely used in communication, navigation, and wireless devices.

  • Radio technologies impact many areas of our everyday lives, both now and in the future.

  • Radio technologies have different impacts on different people and are not equally accessible by all.

  • Our values shape how radio technologies are developed and used.

Credits

YEAR CREATED
2023
OWNING INSTITUTION

BSCS Science Learning

FUNDING

Developed with funding from the National Science Foundation under Award Number 2053160. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.

PERMISSIONS

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US).
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