Teaching the Nature of Science

Teaching the Nature of Science

by Douglas Allchin

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989252409
Publisher: Two Harbors Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/01/2013
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Part I Perspectives

1 The Nature of Science: From Test Tubes to YouTube 3

2 History as a Tool 28

3 Myth-Conceptions 46

4 How Not to Teach History in Science 77

5 Pseudohistory and Pseudoscience 93

6 Sociology, Too 107

7 Kettlewell's Missing Evidence: A Study in Black and White 121

8 Teaching Lawless Science 133

9 Nature of Science in an Age of Accountability 152

Part II Resources

10 Christiaan Eijkman and the Cause of Beriberi 165

11 Rekindling Phlogiston 184

12 Debating Galileo's Dialogue: The 1633 Trial 202

13 Debating Rachel Carson's Silent Spring 1963 225

14 Collecting Cases 241

Notes 259

References 273

Acknowledgements 301

Index 303

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