ERIC Number: EJ1162153
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
The Kickstart of the Age of the Earth Race: Revisiting the Experiment of the Comte de Buffon at School
Pincelli, M. M.; Prat, M. R.; Lescano, G. M.; Formichella, M. del C.; Brustle, M.; Otranto, S.
Physics Education, v53 n1 Article 015015 Jan 2018
In this work, the first experiment ever done to determine the age of the Earth is revisited. The benefits of its application at primary and secondary school levels are presented and discussed. In particular, emphasis is placed on the advantage of facing students with the challenges that scientists have had to overcome during the past three centuries to reach our present knowledge in contrast to the mere transmission of the latest facts.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Elementary School Science, Secondary School Science, Scientific Research, Earth Science, Science Laboratories, Laboratory Experiments
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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