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ERIC Number: EJ787504
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Weaving in the Story of Science
Kirchhoff, Allison
Science Teacher, v75 n3 p33-37 Mar 2008
Stories weave common elements of the nature of science between topics and activities, regardless of whether it's short historical narratives about scientists or current event articles that are read. Stories also can help students realize the important contributions of persons of color, women, and other traditionally underrepresented groups. In this article, the author discusses how to use stories to engage students in both scientific inquiry and the nature of science. By incorporating stories into the science classroom, students are transformed from a group of passive learners into a community of active scientists. (Contains 1 figure and 7 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A