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Teaching about evolution and the nature of science

Author: National academy of sciences (Etats-Unis). Working group on teaching evolution.
Publisher: Washington : D.C. : National academy Press, cop. 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: National academy of sciences (Etats-Unis). Working group on teaching evolution.
ISBN: 0309063647 9780309063647
OCLC Number: 468413283
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 130-132. Index.
Description: IX-140 p. : ill. en coul., couv. ill. en coul. ; 28 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: [Working group on teaching evolution, National academy of sciences].
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Provides a framework for understanding and teaching evolution. This book is written for teachers, parents, and community officials as well as scientists and educators, and describes how evolution  Read more...

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