A Love of Discovery
Those who knew him or worked with him described Robert Karplus as brilliant, intellectually curious, and possessing a sense of openness, warmth and friendliness that he extended to everyone he met. Each of us writing in this volume has a different story to tell that focuses on some aspect of the lasting contributions of Robert Karplus to science education. In this brief essay, I will first try to capture a sense of the personal qualities that inspired the confidence, respect and affection of so many people who knew or worked with Bob Karplus; and second, I will describe that which I consider to be his major, lasting intellectual contributions to education.
KeywordsElementary School SCIS Program Science Curriculum Curriculum Development Curriculum Material
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