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Christensen, Dana; Lombardi, Doug – Science & Education, 2020
Computational thinking is a contemporary science and engineering practice that has been introduced to the US science classrooms due to its emphasis in the "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS). However, including computational thinking into science instruction may be challenging. Therefore, for biological evolution (an essential…
Descriptors: Biology, Evolution, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods
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Ortiz-Revilla, Jairo; Adúriz-Bravo, Agustín; Greca, Ileana M. – Science & Education, 2020
In primary and secondary schools, the disciplines encompassed in "STEM"--Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics--have usually been studied as separate subjects, with little effort directed towards non-anecdotal integration. "Integrated STEM education" is one of the most recent interdisciplinary proposals and, under…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Epistemology, Social Justice
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Jiménez-Liso, Maria Rut; López-Banet, Luisa; Dillon, Justin – Science & Education, 2020
We propose explicit and implicit approaches for the teaching of acid-base chemistry based on research into the history and nature of science (NoS). To support these instructional proposals, we identify four rationales for students to understand acid-base processes: daily life, socio-scientific, curriculum, and history of science. The extensive…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Scientific Concepts
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Akerson, Valarie L.; Carter, Ingrid; Pongsanon, Khemmawadee; Nargund-Joshi, Vanashri – Science & Education, 2019
Our goal in this article is to provide research-based strategies for embedding Nature of Science (NOS) into science instruction at the elementary level. We thus intend to aid researchers, professional developers, and teachers in noting that not only is it important and possible to teach NOS at the elementary levels, but also that elementary…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Principles, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science
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Antink-Meyer, Allison; Brown, Ryan A. – Science & Education, 2019
The inclusion of engineering standards in US science education standards is potentially important because of how limited engineering education for K-12 learners is, despite the ubiquity of engineering in students' lives. However, the majority of learners experience science education throughout their compulsory schooling. If improved engineering…
Descriptors: Science Education, Scientific Literacy, Engineering Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Erduran, Sibel; Dagher, Zoubeida R.; McDonald, Christine V. – Science & Education, 2019
The emergence of the Family Resemblance Approach (FRA) to nature of science (NOS) has prompted a fresh wave of scholarship embracing this new approach in science education. The FRA provides an ambitious and practical vision for what NOS-enriched science content should aim for and promotes evidence-based practices in science education to support…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Course Content, Evidence Based Practice
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Alameh, Sahar; Abd-El-Khalick, Fouad – Science & Education, 2018
Stemming from the realization of the importance of the role of explanation in the science classroom, the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS Lead States 2013) call for appropriately supporting students to learn science, argue from evidence, and provide explanations. Despite the ongoing emphasis on explanations in the science classroom, there…
Descriptors: Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation, Teaching Methods
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Park, Wonyong; Song, Jinwoong – Science & Education, 2018
There has been growing criticism over the aims, methods, and contents of practical work in school science, particularly concerning their tendency to oversimplify the scientific practice with focus on the hypothesis-testing function of experiments. In this article, we offer a reading of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's scientific writings--particularly…
Descriptors: Science Experiments, Scientific Methodology, Experimenter Characteristics, Color
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García-Carmona, Antonio; Acevedo-Díaz, José Antonio – Science & Education, 2018
There is, broadly speaking, an agreement within the international science education community that comprehension of the nature of science (NOS) should be a key element in the scientific literacy of citizens. During the last few decades, several didactic approaches have emerged concerning what and how to teach NOS. Also, one of the basic objectives…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Scientific Literacy, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction
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Rosenhouse, Jason – Science & Education, 2017
The argument that the second law of thermodynamics contradicts the theory of evolution has recently been revived by anti-evolutionists. In its basic form, the argument asserts that whereas evolution implies that there has been an increase in biological complexity over time, the second law, a fundamental principle of physics, shows this to be…
Descriptors: Thermodynamics, Evolution, Persuasive Discourse, Scientific Concepts
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Brigandt, Ingo – Science & Education, 2016
Contributing to the recent debate on whether or not explanations ought to be differentiated from arguments, this article argues that the distinction matters to science education. I articulate the distinction in terms of explanations and arguments having to meet different standards of adequacy. Standards of explanatory adequacy are important…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Curriculum, Standards, Scientific Principles
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Morante, Silvia; Rossi, Giancarlo – Science & Education, 2016
The purpose of this work is to reconsider and critically discuss the conceptual foundations of modern biology and bio-sciences in general, and provide an epistemological guideline to help framing the teaching of these disciplines and enhancing the quality of their presentation in High School, Master and Ph.D. courses. After discussing the…
Descriptors: Biology, Biological Sciences, Scientific Concepts, Guides
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Ariza, Yefrin; Lorenzano, Pablo; Adúriz-Bravo, Agustín – Science & Education, 2016
There is nowadays consensus in the community of didactics of science (i.e. science education understood as an academic discipline) regarding the need to include the philosophy of science in didactical research, science teacher education, curriculum design, and the practice of science education in all educational levels. Some authors have…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Philosophy, Scientific Principles, Science Teachers
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Kanderakis, Nikos – Science & Education, 2016
In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, mathematicians and physical philosophers managed to study, via mathematics, various physical systems of the sublunar world through idealized and simplified models of these systems, constructed with the help of geometry. By analyzing these models, they were able to formulate new concepts, laws and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Physics, Mathematics, Secondary School Science
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Bagdonas, Alexandre; Silva, Cibelle Celestino – Science & Education, 2015
Educators advocate that science education can help the development of more responsible worldviews when students learn not only scientific concepts, but also about science, or "nature of science". Cosmology can help the formation of worldviews because this topic is embedded in socio-cultural and religious issues. Indeed, during the Cold…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Principles, Religion, Science Education
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