Tag Archives: scientific history

Doubt and science – the politics of doubting climate change

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/writers/audio/2493432/michael-king-memorial-lecture-on-science-and-doubt Very interesting! Michael King Memorial Lecture: on science and doubt Originally aired on Writers and Readers Festivals, Sunday 17 July 2011 There’s no denying “doubt” is crucial to science and drives it forward, but it also makes science, and … Continue reading

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Our first science

I realise that this is from a piece of fictional writing, but I thought it beautiful and relevant to science education – the last line in particular. “The miracle of fire is that it dies. It is a chemical and … Continue reading

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War and science in the 20th century

The aforementioned Julian Cribb and Tjempaka Sari point out: “…ordinary people are required to pay for science through their taxes, but are often denied information about it, or have little say over its application and control – and are then … Continue reading

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More science resources

http://scienceonline.tki.org.nz/Nature-of-science/Nature-of-Science-Teaching-Activities Heaps of cool stuff arranged with the following identifiers:  Lvl Curriculum levelCS Contextual strandLiving worldMaterial worldPhysical worldPlanet Earth and beyondUnderstanding about scienceInvestigating in scienceCommunicating in scienceParticipating and contributing http://www.thegreatnzscienceproject.co.nz/media/

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Women and Enlightenment Science

I really enjoy the BBC (and Melvyn Bragg)’s In Our time podcasts… this is another (from BBC4, Thursday 4th November 2010, 21:30): “Women and Enlightenment Science Listen now Duration: 45 minutes Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the role played by … Continue reading

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