In my Physical Science class this year I taught 16 scientists and mathematicians to my students. Most of these scientists are well known and a few less so .
To engage the student, I try to tell a story about each scientist because as research shows, students can remember a story much better than just a list of facts alone.
For each scientist, I also have them remember the year they were born and one or two key facts about an important aspect of their lives as a scientists.
Now for some of these scientists I am generalizing as some are mathematicians, but there is usually a scientific link from their work to sciences.
One good example is G.H. Hardy. He proudly exclaimed in his book that [Read more…] about What Story Telling Can Teach Us About The Learning Process