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Paper: Making Cosmic Connections in the Nature of Science
Volume: 443, Earth and Space Science: Making Connections in Education and Public Outreach
Page: 419
Authors: Androes, D. L.
Abstract: Presenting the rich heritage of astronomy includes exposing the process of science, warts and all. In the quest to comprehensively cover science content, the nature of science is often neglected. A cursory inclusion of the nature of science generally showcases in the lives and times of the Copernican Revolution—and rightly so. Astronomy owes its mark of fame in all other disciplines to the radical shift in thinking about our place in the cosmos that occurred in the late 1500s and early 1600s. However, the nature of science offers a much broader range of connections between science objectives and course content.
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