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Main Title Teaching about evolution and the nature of science /
Publisher National Academy Press,
Year Published 1998
OCLC Number 38738970
ISBN 0309063647; 9780309063647
Subjects Evolution (Biology)--Study and teaching ; Science--Study and teaching ; Evolutietheorie ; Onderwijsprogramma's ; Vrijheid van onderwijs ; âEvolution (biologie)--âEtude et enseignement ; Sciences--âEtude et enseignement ; Biological Evolution
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  QH362.T435 1998 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/08/2002
Collation ix, 140 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 28 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 130-132) and index.
Contents Notes
Why teach evolution? -- Major themes in evolution -- Evolution and the nature of science -- Evolution and the National Science Education Standards -- Frequently asked questions about evolution and the nature of science -- Activities for teaching about evolution and the nature of science -- Selecting instructional materials. "Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science provides a well-structured framework for understanding and teaching evolution. Written for teachers, parents, and community officials as well as for scientists and educators, this book illustrates how evolution explains both the great diversity and the underlying similarity of the earth's organisms; it explores how scientists approach the question of evolution; and it describes the nature of science as a way of knowing about the natural world. In addition, the book provides answers to frequently asked questions to help readers understand many of the issues and misconceptions about evolution."--Jacket.