ERIC Number: ED025418
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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An Evaluation of a Method of Study of Science Source Papers by Junior High School Students as a Means of Developing Their Understanding of the Nature of Science and Scientists.
Wachs, Stanley Richard
Determined were differences in understanding the nature of science and scientists and in subject matter achievement between seventh grade students who studied source papers as part of their instruction in science and those who did not. Experimental students analyzed ten source papers related in subject matter content to the local course of study. As a home assignment these students read duplicated copies of sourse papers and answered, on an accompanying study guide, questions which focused on the nature of science and scientists. The source papers and student answers served for subsequent class discussion and analysis. The method proved effective for developing student understanding of the nature of science and scientists, irrespective of sex and ability level, without less of subject matter achievement. (GR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Doctoral Dissertations, General Science, Grade 7, Instruction, Scientific Attitudes, Scientific Enterprise, Secondary School Science
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Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY.
Identifiers: Test on Understanding Science