Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-2)
Chaos: Making a New Science is a nonfiction book by James Gleick that introduces and examines the principles and early development of chaos theory. James Gleick, a former science writer for the New York Times, describes the Mandelbrot set, Julia sets, and Lorenz attractors, and portrays the dozens of scientists whose work contributed to the field. In this lesson, students are introduced to the book and will research the author James Gleick.
1) Teacher Lecture: Introduce the students to the book and author. Chaos: Making a New Science is a nonfiction book which examines the development of chaos theory and the scientists and mathematicians who contributed to the new field. James Gleick is an award-winning author, journalist and biographer.
2) Research Activity: Allow students time in the beginning of class to conduct independent research on James Gleick and the subjects covered in the book. How...
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