One of our goals at The Young Socratics is to integrate the teaching of science with its history. When I mentioned this to a 5th grader, he said he was indeed quite interested to know the names of the people who made different discoveries. That was his conception of what the history of science would teach him. While knowing names (and dates) might be a part of history, there is a lot more to the history of science than the memorization of names and dates.
What then is the history of science, and why should one bother about it? Watch the following videos to learn more!
In the first video, I explain what the history of science is:
In the next three videos, I discuss some reasons why learning the history of science is important: