- This resource explores the cultural context of scientific inquiry through an interdisciplinary lens. Undergraduate students are invited to follow two characters from William Shakespeare’s play King Lear who debate the cosmos with various scientists from the 17th – 20th centuries, including Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton, and Marie Curie. The joined scientific / literary lens models how intellectual questions about knowledge and analysis often draw from interrelated traditions of thought and practice, and asks students to consider the nature of their own intellectual questions. The resource is broken into five brief modules and can be completed entirely in class, or in partial increments as take-home.
- Literature, Higher Education, Reading Literature, World History, Physical Science, Astronomy
- High School, Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division
- Grade 11, Grade 12
- Material Type:
- Activity/Lab, Case Study, Lesson Plan
- Kyle Vitale, Tracie Addy
- Date Added:
- Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
- Media Format:
- Downloadable docs, Text/HTML
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