In 1984, Ronald Reagan first announced the “Teacher in Space Project,” hoping to promote civilian interest in space travel. However, the mission was ill-fated. Two years after Reagan’s announcement to the public, off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida, the shuttle Challenger broke down 73 seconds after takeoff. All seven crew members perished as the nation watched helplessly from below.
While the concepts themselves are important in teaching STEM lessons, it is also important to explore the ethical rights and wrongs of using this technology in the real world. In this post, we will explore three different ethics principles that are important to teach your STEM students during the semester.