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ERIC Number: EJ945520
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Apps for Ancient Civilizations
Thompson, Stephanie
Science Scope, v35 n2 p52-55 Oct 2011
This project incorporates technology and a historical emphasis on science drawn from ancient civilizations to promote a greater understanding of conceptual science. In the Apps for Ancient Civilizations project, students investigate an ancient culture to discover how people might have used science and math smartphone apps to make their lives easier. The project embodies the National Science Education Standards in that it allows students to "develop an understanding of what science is, what science is not, what science can and cannot do, and how science contributes to culture" (NRC 1996, p. 21). By incorporating technology into the study of science in ancient cultures, students learn to communicate, investigate problems, and apply their knowledge of science to real-world situations, thereby gaining an enduring understanding of science concepts and science processes. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A