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ERIC Number: EJ904920
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
What Reading "The Double Helix" and "The Dark Lady of DNA" Can Teach Students (and Their Teachers) about Science
Othman, Jazilah Bte
Teaching Science, v54 n1 p50-53 Mar 2008
Very often science is taught in schools devoid of the people and events behind the research. Yet there is much that can be discovered about the nature of science when we examine the lives of scientists. Recently I read James Watson's "The Double Helix" and Brenda Maddox's biography of Rosalind Franklin, "Rosalind Franklin The Dark Lady of DNA." It occurred to me that reviewing both books could show how ideas in science can overlap and/or conflict. It might also suggest ways that teachers might use this information in the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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