How to Creatively Integrate Science and Math
Why is the sky blue? I remember in my physical science class, our teacher showed us a possible reason why the sky is blue. He took a canister of liquid oxygen and poured it out on the table. I saw the blueness of the liquid as it flowed out and then disappeared. Then we talked about color, frequencies, and absorption, reflected and radiated light. I wondered how scientist ever figured these things out? Duh — math! How can you really teach science without math? It is impossible. Science is the application of math.
In math class one of the biggest needs is relevance. Why not use science to teach math?
Author: Ben Johnson, assistant superintendent
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