Being and becoming scientists

What Does It Mean to Be|Become a Scientist? Who Can Be|Become a Scientist? How Do I Be|Become a Scientist? How Am I a Scientist Today?
Part of the Cultural and Historical Perspectives On Science education book series (CHPS)


Imagine you are a child of 4 or 5 years and have never met a scientist. The only images of scientists you’ve seen are from popular media outlets such as cartoons, movies, advertisements, comic books, and TV. These images are almost always of either great scientists like Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Galileo Galilei, Charles Darwin, and Marie Curie, or fictional characters that wear lab coats and goggles, and work with brightly colored, dangerous, bubbling chemicals in a laboratory.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.New York UniversityCanada
  2. 2.New York City Department of EducationUSA

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