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Understanding Science
This project has at its heart a re-engagement with science that begins with teacher preparation and ends with broader public understanding. Its immediate goals are to (1) improve teacher understanding of the nature of the scientific enterprise, (2) provide resources and strategies that encourage and enable K-16 teachers to reinforce the nature of science throughout their science teaching, and (3) provide a clear and informative reference for students and the general public that accurately portrays the scientific endeavor.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Informal
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Computer activity
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • History and philosophy of science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2011 by The University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley, and the Regents of the University of California. All materials appearing on the Understanding Science Web Server (UNDSCI.BERKELEY.EDU, UNDERSTANDINGSCIENCE.COM, UNDERSTANDINGSCIENCE.ORG) may not be reproduced or stored in a retrieval system without prior written permission of the publisher and in no case for profit.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-010-506
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/education/
University of California Museum of Paleontology
K-12 Education Resources
ucmpwebmaster@berkeley.edu