ERIC Number: EJ974124
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Teaching Galileo? Get to Know Riccioli! What a Forgotten Italian Astronomer Can Teach Students about How Science Works
Graney, Christopher M.
Physics Teacher, v50 n1 p18-21 Jan 2012
What can physics students learn about science from those scientists who got the answers wrong? Your students probably have encountered little science history. What they have encountered probably has portrayed scientists as "The People with the Right Answers." But those who got the wrong answers can teach students that in science, answers are often elusive--not found in the back of a book or discovered in a bold stroke of genius.
Descriptors: Science History, Physics, Scientists, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Science Education, Mechanics (Physics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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