Turning Points in Science: Germ Theory

This free, standards-based, online publication, developed for middle school science teachers, explores Germ Theory, which is the first in a series focused on historic, pivotal scientific advances, such as the discovery of germs, the Copernican model of the universe, and the elucidation of atomic theory. To avoid the pitfall of isolating the history and nature of science from science content, this series will focus on a specific advance relevant to the NSES content standards in life, physical, and earth sciences by examining the context of the science as thoroughly as possible. In this way, the science becomes understandable as a human endeavor; thus its impact on society is easily conceived. A potentially useful tool will be James Burke's Knowledge Web, which provides the connections between historic figures in science that enabled the advancement of science.

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This free, standards-based, online publication, developed for middle school science teachers, explores Germ Theory, which is the first in a series focused on historic, pivotal scientific advances, such as the discovery of germs, the Copernican model of the universe, and the elucidation of atomic theory. To avoid the pitfall of isolating the history and nature of science from science content, this series will focus on a specific advance relevant to the NSES content standards in life, physical, and earth sciences by examining the context of the science as thoroughly as possible. In this way, the science becomes understandable as a human endeavor; thus its impact on society is easily conceived. A potentially useful tool will be James Burke's Knowledge Web, which provides the connections between historic figures in science that enabled the advancement of science.

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Keyword Middle school, Germs, Video, Laboratory, Empirical evidence, "the scientific method", Research, Vaccines, Disease, National Science Education Standards
Date Of Record Creation 2019-01-26 19:50:21
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Date Last Modified 2/7/2011 17:43
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2/5/2011 0:00 (W3C-DTF)

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