ERIC Number: EJ828713
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
What's so Big about Being Small?
Orgill, MaryKay; Crippen, Kent J.
Science Teacher, v76 n2 p41-48 Feb 2009
An interdisciplinary approach to teaching involves leveraging the different perspectives of each discipline to better understand an issue or problem. The most ideal topics for interdisciplinary study are those whose very nature is also interdisciplinary. Nanoscience--which combines biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, and mathematics--is one such topic. This article presents the use of nanoscience as a theme for the interdisciplinary study of science and mathematics. An example curriculum and thoughts about an inquiry instructional method are included. (Contains 3 figures.)
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods, Intellectual Disciplines, Problem Solving
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