Science, Vol. 4, No. 1, Winter 2011
This issue explores how teachers can use primary sources in science instruction.
More about this issue's theme
Primary Sources and Science
In this feature article, science teachers share strategies for using primary sources to teach students scientific inquiry and experimentation.
Research and Current Thinking
Summaries of and links to online resources-articles, research reports, Web sites, and white papers-that provide research and current thinking relating to the issue's theme.
Sharon Murphy, a middle school science teacher in Lansing, Illinois, engages her students with primary sources.
Learning Activity – Elementary Level
Students work in pairs or groups to analyze key pages from the laboratory notebook of Alexander Graham Bell to discover the elements of the scientific method.
Learning Activity – Secondary Level
Students analyze notes and correspondence to identify stages of the scientific process and how scientists seek evidence to support their hypotheses.
TPS Quarterly Archive
Previous issues of the Teaching With Primary Sources Quarterly are available through this archive.