Monthly Archives: September 2014

What is the History of Science?

As I have written before, I think the history of science has a lot to offer K-12 education. But I also think it can be difficult to figure out how to incorporate. After all, to my knowledge, “history of science” is … Continue reading

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Connecting with the Classroom: The Monochord (2/3)

by Jonathan Annis The monochord is an instrument that demonstrates the mathematical nature of harmony. In practical performance, however, the Pythagorean system of tuning that can be displayed so perfectly on the monochord is not effective. The intervals, while mathematically correct … Continue reading

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Connecting with the Classroom: The Monochord (1/3)

by Jonathan Annis Astronomers throughout history have used many tools to study the heavens and the motion of the bodies therein. One common thought found in books written by astronomers is the use of music theory to study the planetary bodies. … Continue reading

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