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The Human Side of Butterflies

by: Michelle Scribner-MacLean and Kathleen McLaughlin

There is one important aspect of science that sometimes proves a bit more difficult to teach than other areas: introducing students to the the idea of nature of science. Nature of science speaks to how scientific knowledge is developed--from observation and inferences; it is also partially the product of a creative imagination. In this article an entomologist’s life brings understandings about nature of science to a butterfly unit.

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 10/1/2005Stock # sc05_043_02_24Volume 043Issue 02

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