Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Integração de Tópicos de História das Ciências no Ensino : Estudo de Caso: Energia no Ensino Básico

Magda Isabel Gonçalves Feliciano Marques


The present study refers to the integration of topics related to science
history in chemistry teaching about energy. This is a concept that presents huge
learning difficulty since the first moment. This investigation tried to conclude if the
integration of topics of science history helped the students to better understand
the concepts related to energy. At the end in the association test the students involved
in the investigation had associated more correct word to stimulus related
with the word Energy. The students that learn the concept of energy with resource
of science history had better results in the evaluation than the students who had
learn the concept through the traditional way. The interest of the students increased
with this methodology in comparison with traditional classes.

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