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ERIC Number: EJ776729
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
The Life and Work of John Snow
Melville, Wayne; Fazio, Xavier
Science Teacher, v74 n7 p41-45 Oct 2007
Due to his work to determine how cholera was spread in the 18th century, John Snow (1813-1858) has been hailed as the father of modern epidemiology. This article presents an inquiry model based on his life and work, which teachers can use to develop a series of biology lessons involving the history and nature of science. The lessons presented use a combination of literature, history, critical thinking, and simulation to promote "the use of history in school science programs to clarify different aspects of scientific inquiry, the human aspects of science, and the role that science has played in the development of various cultures" as recommended by the National Science Education Standards (NRC 1996, p. 107). (Contains 4 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A