Demystifying Nature of Scienceby: Judith Lederman, Selina Bartels, Norman Lederman, and Dionysius Gnanakkan

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Two activities help young children understand nature of science.

Grades
  • Elementary
Publication Date
9/1/2014

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Reviews (3)
  • on Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:17 PM

Interesting. This article included ways to get younger students to think about science through observation, experience, knowledge and revision due to new evidence.

Jessica Philipp
Jessica Philipp

  • on Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:56 PM

Interesting read. The main principles were how to respond or acknowledge scientific knowledge.

Nandzy Marcelin
Nandzy Marcelin

  • on Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:20 PM

According to the authors…”The only way to ….develop scientifically literate citizens is to begin science instruction as early as possible.” The authors addressed three aspects of NOS in this article: 1) scientific knowledge is based on empirical evidence, 2) science is a way of knowing, and 3) scientific knowledge is open to revision based on new evidence. They use the Mystery Tube and other activities to accomplish their goal of imparting NOS to young students.

Betty Paulsell  (Kansas City, MO)
Betty Paulsell (Kansas City, MO)


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