Science, Peace and Development

Celebrated every 10 November, World Science Day for Peace and Development highlights the important role of science in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues. It also underlines the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives.

By linking science more closely with society, World Science Day for Peace and Development aims to ensure that citizens are kept informed of developments in science. It also underscores the role scientists play in broadening our understanding of the remarkable, fragile planet we call home and in making our societies more sustainable.


“As no one country can achieve sustainable development alone, international scientific cooperation contributes, not only to scientific knowledge but also to building peace.” – UNESCO

Plant The Seed - Unpack Your Thinking

Children must be taught how to think, not what to think."

See, Wonder, Connect x2 

HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION A routine for looking closely and making connections to deepen understanding.

Explore an image, object, or work of art. 


  1. Look closely: What do you notice? Make many observations. 
  2. What questions do you have? What do you wonder about? 
  3. How could this connect to subjects you study in school? 
  4. How could this connect to your personal interests or hobbies? 

See, Wonder, Connect x2 Examples

Modelled Thinking

Here is my see, wonder, connect x2 – Bronwyn Joyce The Global Write Creator

Let's Write

Prompt 1

100 Word Challenge

I know our theme this week is Science but I found the most amazing tool for students to choose their own writing prompts that I had to make it this weeks 100 Word Challenge. Spin the wheel and start writing, you have a 100 words to write a creative piece of writing. Be sure to share your writing with The Global Write Team at our Wakelet Gallery. 

Prompt 2

Watch the video and make a decision. Do you believe the science of technology is taking over the world and human jobs. Write a persuasive essay to explain your thinking about whether computers are increasingly encroaching on domains that were previously considered exclusively human.

Prompt 3

Watch the video about Hannah Herbst founder of Tiburon Technologies. Hannah was curious about making a difference in the lives of people she cared about the people in the world. Identify a problem in your school or community that you feel you could make a change of difference. Tell us how you could be a changemaker and make a difference in the world.\

Prompt 4

Christine Dixon & STEAM teammate, Marla Rosenthal designed this choice board for their district’s ELA Unit 8 Benchmark Earth Science curriculum.  They made them into choice boards because they knew students gravitate towards certain innovation activities over others.

Go to the link below to access choice boards for early years learners and older learners. 

We have showcased their Grade 5 Choice Board for people to view and use.

Earth Science Innovation Choice Board 

Wakelet Gallery

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