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Nature of Scientific Thought and Development

Young People's Images of Science

Readings from this book can be used with CTS sections II and IV to learn more about student thinking about the nature of scientific knowledge and the relationships between science and society. The book discusses ways teachers can adapt their curriculum to help students better understand these important connections.

Bibliographic Citation: 
Driver, R., Leach, J., Millar, R., and Scott, P. (1997). Young People's Images of Science. Philadelphia, PA: Open University Press.

The Nature of Science and the Study of Biological Evolution

This content resource is used to supplement CTS Section I by providing background knowledge for teachers (as well as high school students)on bilogical evoulution, natural selection, the nature of science, an historical account of Darwin's work, and the nature of evidence and explanations that support scientific theories such as evolution.

Bibliographic Citation: 
BSCS. (2005). The nature of science and the study of biological evolution. Arlington, VA: NSTA Press. The book is available at the NSTA bookstore at nsta.org.

Teach Evolution and Make It Relevant

This site can be used to supplement CTS sections I, II, and IV by providing content information about biological evolution and the nature of science and examples of instructional resources. Clicking on "Additional Resources" will provide information on misconceptions associated with biological evolution and the nature of science.

Bibliographic Citation: 
University of Montana, http://www.evoled.org/default.htm

Revising Instruction to Teach Nature of Science

Can be used with Section II to examine implications for instruction.

Bibliographic Citation: 
Lederman, N. and Lederman, J. (2004). Revising instruction to teach nature of science. The Science Teacher.71(90: 36-39.
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