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ERIC Number: EJ809649
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Bernoulli's Principle: Science as a Human Endeavor
McCarthy, Deborah
Science Scope, v32 n1 p18-25 Sep 2008
What do the ideas of Daniel Bernoulli--an 18th-century Swiss mathematician, physicist, natural scientist, and professor--and your students' next landing of the space shuttle via computer simulation have in common? Because of his contribution, referred in physical science as Bernoulli's principle, modern flight is possible. The mini learning-cycle described here explores Bernoulli's principle with several simple activities, and highlights its application in our lives. Through this constructivist instructional strategy, students experience scientific inquiry as a process of discovery shared by humans, during which various explanations of observed phenomena are exchanged among team members. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 7; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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