McKinney, D., & Michalovic, M. (2004). Teaching the Stories of Scientists and Their Discoveries. The Science Teacher, 71:9, 46-51.

"Learning about the history of science can lead to a deeper understanding of the nature of science itself. In much the same way that philosophy, sociology, and psychology add to our understanding of how science operates, so too can accounts of discovery and discoverers. These accounts provide students with a more complete picture of the human element of science, while at the same time both provide a context for the discovery and help engage students in ways that extend far beyond the communication of mere facts." p.47

"As students investigate the lives and accomplishments of scientists, they discover more about inquiry and the authentic nature of knowledge production in science." p.47