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ERIC Number: EJ920563
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
DinoViz: Exploring the History and Nature of Science through the Progression of Dinosaur Visualization
Clary, Renee; Wandersee, James
Science Scope, v34 n6 p14-21 Feb 2011
Dinosaurs in the middle school classroom can be exciting. These extinct reptiles are both an exotic subject and familiar to our students. Because students are inherently interested, dinosaurs can serve as an effective portal for the integration of biology, geology, ecology, and the history and nature of science. The field of dinosaur study is dynamic, and our knowledge of these animals--as well as our images of them--advances with each new discovery. The authors developed the DinoViz project to tap into the rich resources of historic dinosaur images and reveal the progression and nature of science to their students through the evolution of dinosaur illustrations. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A