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ERIC Number: EJ862792
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
That Is Not Where that Element Goes ... Ah, the Nature of Science
Nargund, Vanashri; Rogers, Meredith A. Park
Science Scope, v33 n2 p22-29 Oct 2009
Learning how the periodic table has developed over time can provide an important foundation for students' future science learning, as they begin to explore the explanatory power of other models in science. In this activity, students are given the opportunity to investigate the generation of the modern periodic table, through a process of creating their own plausible periodic tables. In addition, students learn about Mendeleev's contribution and the nature of science through inquiry-based instruction. (Contains 6 figures and 5 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A