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ERIC Number: EJ884153
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
Using a 17th-Century Experiment as a Gateway to Critical Assessment of Scientific Reports
Shodell, Michael
American Biology Teacher, v72 n1 p16-19 Jan 2010
It is certainly widely appreciated that there is much to be gained in the fertile crosstalk between science and history--whether bringing a historical perspective into the science classroom (Wieder, 2006) or a scientific perspective to the study of history (McElvaine, 2002; Smail, 2008). Perhaps the major impetus for using history in teaching science has been to better transmit a sense of how science actually gets done (Conant, 1948; Johnson, 1996). I describe a different approach: using historical materials not from a history-of-science perspective but in actively developing students' analytical abilities with respect to scientific experiment and current scientific reports.
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Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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