The Nature of Science
Dorothy Warren (Author), Maria J Pack (Editor)
There are many different approaches to science. Many students in school have a view of science that is far removed from the real world practice of science and they too often consider science to be a defined body of knowledge and scientists to know all the answers. Through a series of exercises this book tries to give students an awareness of the processes of science and of the nature of science as a changing body of knowledge with uncertainties and much remaining to be discovered. It is hoped that, by using it, teachers can communicate to their students some of the wonder and excitement of science and encourage the development of future generations of scientists. The Nature of Science includes a range of activities designed to look at different aspects of the nature of science and to teach investigative skills to 11-19 year old students. It contains teachers' notes, background information, photocopiable student worksheets and answers.