ERIC Number: ED052013
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Publication Date: 1971
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Idea-Centered Laboratory Science (I-CLS), Unit F, A Scientist Looks Critically at His World.
Van Deventer, William C.; Duyser, Lucille
In this middle school students' guide poetry, music, fine arts, drama, and movement are used to help teach science students that there are a number of valid points of view about natural phenomena, only one of which is scientific. The limitations on questions for which scientists can seek answers are illustrated by science-fiction accounts of alternate cultural conditions where the ideational framework differs from our own. In these worlds science is not part of the accepted way of looking at nature, or alternate historical choices have been made producing different attitudes toward scientific questions. To indicate the limitations imposed by the finite human mind a series of "mind stretching" exercises involving size and time are included. A teachers' guide is appended. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: Grand Rapids Public Schools, MI.; Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo.