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ERIC Number: EJ787988
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Problem Solving with Patents
Moore, Jerilou; Sumrall, William J.
Science Scope, v31 n7 p16-22 Mar 2008
Exploring our patent system is a great way to engage students in creative problem solving. As a result, the authors designed a teaching unit that uses the study of patents to explore one avenue in which scientists and engineers do science. Specifically, through the development of an idea, students learn how science and technology are connected. The activities described here promote scientific literacy by helping students appreciate science as a human endeavor and making connections between science, technology, and society. (Contains 8 figures and 2 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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