SRSP 7-11 Unit 3 Are we nothing but…?
Are we nothing but the parts we are made of?
An important aspect of the science and religion debate centres upon reductionism – reducing whole objects or systems to the parts they are composed of, in order to understand the whole more completely.
This unit first examines the usefulness of such an activity in science and then goes on to consider its validity in other aspects of human activity and thought.
Pupils develop and apply critical thinking skills and are encouraged to express their own reasoned opinions.
This unit consists of four lessons and is suitable for pupils aged from 7-9 years old [lessons 1 and 2] and 9-11 years old [lessons 3 and 4].
- How does it work?
- What is the whole picture?
- Are we nothing but the parts we are made of?
- Just what is a human?
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