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ERIC Number: EJ789649
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Did You Really Prove It?
Reeves, Carolyn; Chessin, Debby
Science Scope, v27 n1 p23-26 Sep 2003
Middle-school students should develop and refine their understanding of the interrelationships among science, technology, and society while they are studying content. Several strategies to accomplish teaching the history and nature of science can easily be integrated into the science class with a little planning and research. Incorporating the history of science is described as experiences where students learn about the individuals from different cultures who have contributed to science and understand the difficulties they had for their ideas to be accepted during the time in which they lived. Through activities in science, students should also learn about the nature of science, meaning that scientists formulate and test hypotheses, and revise ideas based on new experimental evidence. This article outlines strategies that teachers can use in teaching the historical and scientific principles of science. Through these strategies, teachers help their students gain rich perspectives about the interrelationships among science, technology, and society both in the present and the past. Students gain an appreciation of the advances, as well as the limitations, in science and technology. (Contains 4 figures and 6 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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