National Science Education Standards
National Science Standards Addressed by the CyberSurgeons Project
Cybersurgeons will be incorporated in the classroom as a supplemental curriculum for students in grades 9-12 in classes such as biology or anatomy and physiology. The curriculum will build upon the basic elements of biology and chemistry to examine biomedical science and the processes used in clinical trials. All curriculum will be developed in alignment with the following National Science Education Standards:
Content Standard A: Science As Inquiry
Cybersurgeons will lead students to develop an understanding of the scientific processes involved in biomedical research as well as an appreciation for the effectiveness and efficiency of scientific inquiry and experimental methods.
Content Standard C: Life Science
Students will investigate life science topics such as biology, anatomy, physiology, and human disease while immersed in PBL curricula. The broad spectrum of the scenario allows many biological topics to be studied; students must learn about cell structure to understand how the organism functions, or in a disease condition, does not function.
Content Standard F: Personal and Social Perspectives
Students become aware of the hazardous conditions in which scientists can work and also become more aware of human disease conditions and their possible mediation by scientific research and technological innovations.
Content Standard F: Natural and human-induced hazards
Note: Only applicable if the cancer may have been induced or influenced by environmental conditions
Content Standard F: Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges
Technology will be used as the primary dissemination tool for the Cybersurgeons curriculum. Students will learn how technology can used to examine biochemical processes in the body.