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Title: The Sourcebook for Teaching Science: Employing Scientific Methods
Url: http://www.csun.edu/science/books/sourcebook/chapters/5-sci-methods/
Creator: Herr, Norman
Description: Created by Professor Norman Herr of California State University, Northridge (CSUN), The Sourcebook for Teaching Science covers biology, chemistry, physics, and geoscience. This section of his creative sourcebook provides access to online materials that deal with the scientific method. The materials here are divided into five sections, including "Observation vs. Inference," "Brainstorming and Hypothesizing," and "Experimental Design". One of the best activities here can be found in the "Developing Observational Skills" section. Here interested parties can learn about this important step in the scientific process via the world of Faraday's famous candle observations. Moving along, the "Retinal Fatigue" exercise has participants stare at a flag for a minute in order to learn a bit about how the eye operates.
LC Classification: Science -- Physics -- Study and teaching. Research -- Experiments
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Chemistry -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science -- Physics
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- History
Science -- Chemistry
Science -- Biology
Key Concept: Physics
Chemistry
Biology
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Date Issued: 2007
Resource Type: Charts and Diagrams
Demonstrations
Instructional Materials
Overviews
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: html
pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2012-01-23 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-01-20 11:48:54 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: Internet Scout
Source: Scout Archives  Scout Archives
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