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Friday, February 24 • 9:00am - 11:20am
The Importance of Science History integrated into Science Lessons

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What do we often love to do in science? Labs, activities, presentations, and experiments. These are certainly wonderful ways to pique the curiosity of students in science, but how many students understand how science has arrived at its status quo? Within the context of science, science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein may have said it best when he declared that "A generation which ignores history has no past and no future." So how can you get your students engaged in the history of science? How can you bring in the discussion of both historical science figures and scientific discoveries as an integration of the science curriculum? The first half of this session discuss the importance of history's integration into science classes; the second half will be demonstrations of various activities that promote the instruction of history in science.

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Nate Siler

Science Coordinator, RDPSD
Nate Siler is the science coordinator for Red Deer Public School Division. He also teaches science education courses for the University of Alberta at Red Deer Polytechnic. There's nothing that he loves more than some people attending his sessions that have some great questions, especially... Read More →

Friday February 24, 2023 9:00am - 11:20am MST
Red Deer Polytechnic-2207
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