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Investigate the Nature of Science with the latest legacy resource on Learn Chemistry!

Learn Chemistry is still growing, and the newest addition is July's legacy resource - The Nature of Science.  Through 4 very different activities, The Nature of Science helps students to discover how science actually works in the real world.

So many people see science as a black and white subject, and scientists as all-knowing. This is far removed from the reality of science, where creativity, controversy and confusion all have a role to play in advancing our understanding of the world around us! The Nature of Science resources show students how there is so much left to be discovered, and hopefully help to inspire a new generation of scientists.

The Nature of Science includes 4 activities:
A cartoon from "Scurvy - the mystery disease" which asks students to think about the difference between early and modern scientific thinking.

Aimed at students aged 11-16, these activities are suitable for students of different abilities and learning styles, and can be easily adapated to suit differing groups. Each resource can be used to link together many cross-curricular themes in chemistry, and provide an understanding of the social and political factors that influence scientific progress.
The resources all contain detailed instructions for teachers and handouts for students, together with advice on how to adapt the lessons for different groups.

We hope they can help to communicate the wonder and excitement of science to all students!
Posted by Elizabeth McLoughlin on Aug 6, 2013 10:11 AM Europe/London

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