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ERIC Number: EJ960317
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Krakatoa Erupts!: Using a Historic Cataclysm to Teach Modern Science
Clary, Renee; Wandersee, James
Science Teacher, v78 n9 p42-47 Dec 2011
Through integration of geology, biology, chemistry, and the history of science, the historic Krakatoa eruption offers a unique portal for student inquiry in the classroom. Students are inherently fascinated by natural disasters, and modern comparisons to the Krakatoa cataclysm are as close as the day's news. This article uses the historic Krakatoa cataclysm to teach modern science. It offers background on the Krakatoa eruption and describes the authors' inquiry unit on Krakatoa in detail. This study of Krakatoa offers an opportunity to correct common student misconceptions about volcanoes. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indonesia