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ERIC Number: EJ827002
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
From Aristotle to Today: Making the History and Nature of Science Relevant
Sterling, Donna R.
Science Scope, v32 n5 p30-35 Jan 2009
Students connect to science in multiple ways. For some students, learning how real people have developed and defended their scientific ideas makes science relevant and interesting. Tracking the changes in scientific thought over time can be fascinating for students as they see how scientists based their growing understanding on empirical data that became more extensive with each new wave of technology. Students also discover that the process of accepting new explanations is often fraught with controversy. In this interdisciplinary activity, students develop a timeline that uses posters to show how scientists' explanations of our solar system and the universe have changed over time. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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