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Collaborative Decision Making: NASA's Deep Impact Mission part of Web Resource Collection

This site is designed to engage students in grades 7-12 in activities that focus on collaboration and communication strategies. These activities will strengthen student understanding of and ability ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard A: Science as Inquiry:Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Subject: Policy issues, Space science, History and philosophy of science
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Module or unit

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: Atmospheric science, History and philosophy of science
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Classroom Activity

James Hutton: The Founder of Modern Geology part of Web Resource Collection

This article reports on the life and influence of James Hutton, considered the founder of modern geology. It covers the existing thinking about Earth's creation, how Hutton's scientific training and ...
NSES: K-4:Unifying Concepts and Processes:Evidence, models, and explanation
Subject: Geological Sciences:Geology, History and philosophy of science
Resource Type: Text:Reference

Art Images of Scientists (title provided or enhanced by cataloger) part of Web Resource Collection

This section of the Windows to the Universe website provides information and images about sculptures, paintings, drawings, and photographs of well-known scientists such as Archimedes, Aristotle, ...
NSES: K-4:Standard G: History and Nature of Science:Science as a human endeavor
Subject: History and philosophy of science
Resource Type: Visual:Artistic illustration

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, Biology, Geological Sciences:Paleontology
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Classroom

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

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