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ERIC Number: EJ779240
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Teaching the Nature of Science through the Concept of Living
Kim, Byoung-Sug; McKinney, Mary
Science Scope, v31 n3 p20-25 Nov 2007
By virtue of its connection with scientific literacy, the nature of science has been considered essential subject matter for the science curriculum. With this in mind, seventh-grade students were introduced to three aspects of the nature of science: (1) the distinction between observation and inference, (2) the subjective, and (3) the tentative aspects of the nature of science (Lederman et al., 2002). These three aspects of the nature of science were incorporated into lessons on the characteristics of living things. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 7
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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