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ERIC Number: EJ1057141
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: EISSN-1446-6120
Learning from History: A Lesson on the Model of the Earth
Liu, Shu-Chiu
Science Education Review, v5 n1 p6-13 2006
It is suggested that historical material concerning the model of the earth be utilised in the science classroom to construct narrative explanations. The article includes the various ancient models of the earth, the discovery of the spherical earth model, and the arguments and experiments coupled with it. Its instructional gain may lie in the consequently created situations in which students are led to reflect on their own concepts/models of the subject and to appreciate the diversity in thinking about it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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