Using the History of Biology, Chemistry, Geology, and Physics to Illustrate General Aspects of Nature of Science

 
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2015 (EN)
Using the History of Biology, Chemistry, Geology, and Physics to Illustrate General Aspects of Nature of Science (EN)

McCOMAS, WILLIAM F.; University of Patras
KAMPOURAKIS, KOSTAS; University of Geneva, Switzerland

The Nature of Science (NOS), a description of how science works, is considered as an important element in the school science curriculum but one that is rarely included in instruction. We present a method whereby nine general NOS aspects can each be illustrated with examples from the history of biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. The entire set of examples, linked to the general NOS aspects, provides an immediate instructional resource that teachers can use to teach science content and NOS. (EN)

Nature of science, history of science, science teaching (EN)

Πανεπιστήμιο Πατρών (EL)
University of Patras (EN)

English

2015-06-23


Array (EN)

Review of Science, Mathematics and ICT Education; Τόμ. 9, Αρ. 1 (2015): History, Philosophy and Science Teaching; 47-76 (EL)
Review of Science, Mathematics and ICT Education; Τόμ. 9, Αρ. 1 (2015): History, Philosophy and Science Teaching; 47-76 (EN)

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