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ERIC Number: EJ882120
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1446-6120
Exploring Scaling: From Concept to Applications
Milner-Bolotin, Marina
Science Education Review, v8 n3 p112-119 2009
This paper discusses the concept of scaling and its biological and engineering applications. Scaling, in a scientific context, means proportional adjustment of the dimensions of an object so that the adjusted and original objects have similar shapes yet different dimensions. The paper provides an example of a hands-on, minds-on activity on scaling that can be adapted to a middle school, high school, or even undergraduate science curriculum. The student activity is preceded by an introduction and followed by a summary discussion with possible suggestions on how a teacher might guide student exploration. (Contains 3 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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