Science & Education

, Volume 20, Issue 7, pp 701-717

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The Story Behind the Science: Bringing Science and Scientists to Life in Post-Secondary Science Education

  • Michael P. CloughAffiliated withCenter for Excellence in Science, Mathematics & Engineering Education, Iowa State University Email author 

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With funding from the United States National Science Foundation, 30 historical short stories designed to teach science content and draw students’ attention to the nature of science (NOS) have been created for post-secondary introductory astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics courses. The project rationale, story development and structure, and freely available stories at the project website are presented.