Primary Sources in the Science Classroom



For ideas on how to use primary sources in the science classroom, check out the blog from the Teacher Page at the Library of Congress entitled World, Sun, Solar System: Models of Our Place in the Cosmos written by Trevor Owens, Special Curator for the Library of Congress Science Literacy Initiative.  See: http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2013/09/world-sun-solar-system-models-of-our-place-in-the-cosmos/  Students can see for themselves, for example, an earth center model of the heavens (1613) versus a solar centered system from Copernicus (1543) and draw their own conclusions about the chronology and impact of scientific exploration.