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Pieces of Science: The Lightning Rod part of Web Resource Collection

"Pieces of Science" is an online gallery of sixteen educational resources related to a collection of historical science objects. These pages discuss the history of Ben Franklin and the lightning rod. ...
NSES: K-4:Standard B: Physical Science:Properties of objects and materials
Subject: Atmospheric science, History and philosophy of science
Resource Type: Service:Clearinghouse

Galileo's Dialogue part of Web Resource Collection

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 9-12. It focuses on Galileo's observations and conclusions about Earth's place in the the solar system and how this ...
NSES: 9-12:Standard E: Science and Technology:Understandings about science and technology
Subject: Space science, History and philosophy of science
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Lesson plan

Online Course for Teachers: Teaching Evolution part of Web Resource Collection

This eight-session professional development course for in-service and pre-service biology teachers is based on the PBS documentary Evolution. It is designed to address the nature of science and how ...
NSES: 9-12:Standard A: Science as Inquiry:Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Subject: Biology, History and philosophy of science
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Course

Chasing El Nino: Forecasting Folklore part of Web Resource Collection

This activity allows students to explore the accuracy of weather folklore and design an experiment that puts it to the test. Students learn that people observed the natural world and looked for ...
NSES: 5-8:Unifying Concepts and Processes:Evidence, models, and explanation
Subject: History and philosophy of science, Atmospheric science
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Classroom Activity

Natural Selection: Sequencing Events, The Cartoon Activity part of Web Resource Collection

This activity will aid in developing language with students, which they can then use to talk about and critique scientific arguments. Students will begin by attempting to sequence and create a story ...
NSES: 5-8:Unifying Concepts and Processes:Systems, order, and organization
Subject: Educational theory and practice, History and philosophy of science
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Instructor guide

Natural Selection: Introduction to the Nature of Explanatory Models part of Web Resource Collection

This information is designed to connect what students have learned about scientific arguments to the role and nature of explanatory models in science. They will be asked to read and discuss a brief ...
NSES: 5-8:Unifying Concepts and Processes:Systems, order, and organization
Subject: History and philosophy of science, Geological Sciences:Paleontology, Biology
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Classroom Activity

Natural Selection: Understanding Paley's Model part of Web Resource Collection

This information is intended to introduce students to the ideas proposed by William Paley in 1802 in the book Natural Theology. His model invokes the supernatural to explain adaptation and is a ...
NSES: 9-12:Unifying Concepts and Processes:Evidence, models, and explanation
Subject: Biology, History and philosophy of science
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Computer Activity

Natural Selection: Understanding Lamarck's Model part of Web Resource Collection

This information will provide students with an opportunity to understand the ideas proposed by Jean Baptiste de Lamarck in 1809. Lamarck was an eighteenth century naturalist who came to the idea that ...
NSES: 9-12:Unifying Concepts and Processes:Evidence, models, and explanation
Subject: History and philosophy of science, Biology
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Classroom Activity

Natural Selection: Introduction to Darwin's Model part of Web Resource Collection

This information will introduce students to Darwin's model of natural selection in the same way that they learned about Paley and Lamarck. First, they will read an excerpt from Origin of Species and ...
NSES: 9-12:Unifying Concepts and Processes:Evidence, models, and explanation
Subject: History and philosophy of science, Biology
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Classroom Activity

Natural Selection: Comparison of the Models part of Web Resource Collection

This lesson provides an opportunity for students to extend their understanding of the three models studied in previous lessons by using them to explain phenomena and by comparing them to one another. ...
NSES: 9-12:Unifying Concepts and Processes:Evidence, models, and explanation
Subject: Biology, History and philosophy of science
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Instructor guide

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