culturally-based lessons (on science, history, culture, and native knowledge) under the "Curriculum Resources" tab; good for understanding the knowledge of Native students or sharing their culture with other students
the Native Pathways to Education page has an informative graphic showing how Native knowledge and Western knowledge can be merged to present a well-rounded view of science to students
The National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, a project from the United States and centered at the Buffalo Library of Science, uses case study to teach issues-based science. You can search for case studies on various topics. Here are some suggested case studies for the high school level that link culture and science:
Banana Split: To eat or not eat --- this case study involves examining the area where bananas are grown, pathogens that affect bananas, and ethical consumerism.
good lesson for: ecology, environmental studies, diseases, or plant science
Bad Blood: A case study of the Tuskegee syphilis project -- this case study investigates medical ethics, experimental design, and how one culture was exploited for scientific understanding
good lesson for: health unit, disease transmission, and experimental ethics
Golden Rice -- this case study examines GMOs through "golden rice," which is genetically fortified with vitamin A to reduce vitamin A deficiency in the developing world. Students debate the use of GMOs with the additional ethical input of saving lives.
good lesson for: health, genetics, environmental science
African Illness: A case of parasites -- students learn about the parasite that causes "African sleeping sickness" and how that affects African communities. In the case study, students create a public health campaign to help eradicate the parasite.
good lesson for: health, disease transmission
A similar case study, Sick on a South American sugarcane plantation, also investigates tropical disease and the effect it has on the local culture
PARSEL (Popularity and Relevance of Science Education for Scientific Literacy), a project from Europe that collects lesson plans and resources for teaching an a projects- and issue-based manner. Some of the lesson plans from this project have been shown to increase student engagement in science learning (Faria et al., 2012; Freire et al., 2013). Some modules that relate to culture: