science pedagogy

The Dragon in My Garage by Carl Sagan (1995)

This short essay is a chapter in Sagan's 1995 book The Demon-Haunted World to teach and popularize the concept of falsifiability. The idea is proposed and scaffolded by ad hoc reasoning so that the goalposts of testing are always shifting. 

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Science for the People: Documents from America’s Movement of Radical Scientists

Collection of primary documents and commentary on the radical science organization Science for the People Read more

Recognizing Ms. Frizzle's Own Magic (2017)

A science communicator remains inspired by Ms. Frizzle's motto of "take chances, make mistakes, and get messy!". Read more

The Magic School Bus Made the World Safe for Weird Teachers (2020)

"eccentric"; "odd-but-good"; "diverse interests, complete fearlessness, and unflagging cheer"; " unafraid to be enthusiastic"; "never the hero"Read more

The Role of Genre in a Text: Reading through the Waterworks (2004)

Authors discuss the interplay of different genres in the children's book The Magic School Bus: At the Waterworks (1996) with Ms. Frizzle as their science teacher. Read more

The Magic School Bus and Beyond (2022)

How teachers can use hybrid texts (factual + narrative, in this case) for science learning, including activity suggestionsRead more

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