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Writing and representing to learn in science

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posted on 2015-01-01, 00:00 authored by Vaughan PrainVaughan Prain
The material and symbolic tools for undertaking and representing science activity have changed so much since Darwin’s time. From medical science researchers using synchrotron microscopy at a spatial resolution of 3 to 5 microns to analyse artificially-coloured chemical maps of the effects of different drugs on cells, to astronomers generating and analysing digital imagery of distant galaxies, scientists now use a vast array of verbal, visual and mathematical resources to make discoveries and excite public interest in their work. Despite this huge increase in technological resources and expertise, Darwin’s methods still inspire learning and breakthroughs across many settings.

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Chapter number

24

Pagination

327-339

ISBN-13

9789462098312

Language

eng

Publication classification

B Book chapter, B1.1 Book chapter

Copyright notice

2015, Sense Publishers

Extent

29

Editor/Contributor(s)

Boulter C, Reiss M, Sanders D

Publisher

Sense Publishers

Place of publication

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Title of book

Darwin-inspired learning

Series

New directions in mathematics and science education

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