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written by Michael Clough
supported by the National Science Foundation
This website presents stories spanning five disciplines, all designed to spark student interest by introducing them to the human involvement in important scientific endeavors and discoveries. The collection was crafted to supplement key ideas and content introduced in typical secondary science curricula. The collection encompasses the astronomy, chemistry, physics, biology, and geology disciplines. Supplemental resources are provided for teachers to help achieve the greatest impact from the stories.
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Astronomy
- Astronomy Education
Classical Mechanics
- General
General Physics
- History
- Philosophy
- Scientific Reasoning
Other Sciences
- Chemistry
- Geoscience
- Life Sciences
- High School
- Middle School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Instructor Guide/Manual
= Tutorial
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- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
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© 2010 Iowa State University
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history of science
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Metadata instance created June 10, 2012 by Caroline Hall
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June 10, 2012 by Caroline Hall

This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.


Topic: History and Philosophy of Physics
Unit Title: Pioneers and Innovators

Unique collection of stories spanning five disciplines, all designed to spark student interest by exploring the human involvement in important scientific endeavors and discoveries. Included are stories about the fields of astronomy, physics, biology, geology, and chemistry. Reading levels are most appropriate for high school, but the storylines could be adapted for middle school.

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AIP Format
M. Clough, (2010), WWW Document, (http://www.storybehindthescience.org/index.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
M. Clough, The Story Behind The Science, (2010), <http://www.storybehindthescience.org/index.html>.
APA Format
Clough, M. (2010). The Story Behind The Science. Retrieved October 24, 2014, from http://www.storybehindthescience.org/index.html
Chicago Format
Clough, Michael. The Story Behind The Science. 2010. http://www.storybehindthescience.org/index.html (accessed 24 October 2014).
MLA Format
Clough, Michael. The Story Behind The Science. 2010. National Science Foundation. 24 Oct. 2014 <http://www.storybehindthescience.org/index.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "Michael Clough", Title = {The Story Behind The Science}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {24 October 2014}, Year = {2010} }
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