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In this activity, students research scientific discoveries that happened by accident in the past, and learn how gamma-rays were discovered by 20th century scientists. In the process, students develop an understanding that science theories change in the face of new evidence. This acitivity is part of the "Swift: Eyes Through Time" collection that is available on the Teacher's Domain website. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: History and philosophy of science
 
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This lesson will help students understand the cultural nature of scientific research. Students explore famous scientists, their theories, places of origin, and their culture. They document scientific viewpoints of famous scientists throughout history and discuss geographical region, culture, gender, and other factors effecting scientific theories and discoveries. This activity helps students understand ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: History and philosophy of science
 
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This activity is designed to help building student understanding of how scientific theories can change over time. Science theories change in the face of new evidence. However, when new explanatory frameworks, or theories, are proposed to explain scientific phenomena, there is often a lengthy period during which groups of scientists use different competing theories to explain the same phenomena. During ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: History and philosophy of science
 
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This model aims to help illustrate the purpose and methodology of NASA's Kepler mission. It includes (1) a hand-cranked or motorized orrery (moving model of a planet system) made of LEGO parts, (2) a light sensor representing the Kepler photometer, (3) computer software for graphing light curves, representing Kepler Science Office - data analysis. A light bulb at the center of the orrery represents ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Informal
Resource type: Classroom activity, Presentation / Demo, Visualization - scientific
Subject: History and philosophy of science
 
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This is an activity about assumptions and stereotypes. Learners will first sketch what they perceive an astronomer looks like. After, they will together discuss their images and research the preparation that is required to become an astronomer. Learners will share their reports in order to better refine their previous conceptions of astronomers. This is Activity M-6 of Universe at Your Fingertips ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Curriculum
Subject: History and philosophy of science
 
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This is an activity about astrology and the scientific reasons behind the zodiac cycle. Learners will form a model by sitting in a circle, holding constellation signs, and placing a light source representing the Sun in the middle. Then, using the model, they will explain why one cannot see their zodiac constellation or sun sign on their birthday, and predict how long they would have to wait to see ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Curriculum, Visualization - scientific
Subject: History and philosophy of science
 
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This is an activity about assumptions and stereotypes. Learners will first sketch what they perceive an astronomer looks like. After, they will together discuss their images and research the preparation that is required to become an astronomer. Learners will share their reports in order to better refine their previous conceptions of astronomers. This is Actividad 13.3 as part of El Universo a Sus ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Curriculum
Subject: History and philosophy of science
 
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This is an activity about astrology and the scientific reasons behind the zodiac cycle. Learners will form a model by sitting in a circle, holding constellation signs, and placing a light source representing the Sun in the middle. Then, using the model, they will explain why one cannot see their zodiac constellation or sun sign on their birthday, and predict how long they would have to wait to see ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Curriculum, Visualization - scientific
Subject: History and philosophy of science
 
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This article defines and describes science. A sample experiment outlining the investigation of the autumnal color change of maple leaves is included. The article is targeted to children ages 10-12. Full description.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: History and philosophy of science
 
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The article addresses this question by suggesting environmentally friendly actions to help reduce carbon footprints, trash production, and water usage. ?Green? careers are also discussed. The Climate Kids website is a NASA education resource featuring articles, videos, images and games focused on the science of climate change. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), Informal
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: History and philosophy of science
 
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