Science & Education

, Volume 20, Issue 7, pp 701–717

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


DOI: 10.1007/s11191-010-9310-7

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Clough, M.P. Sci & Educ (2011) 20: 701. doi:10.1007/s11191-010-9310-7


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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Excellence in Science, Mathematics & Engineering EducationIowa State UniversityAmesUSA