Rudge, D.W., & Howe, E.M. (2004). Incorporating History into the Science Classroom. The Science Teacher, 71:9, 52-57.
"The use of history can potentially humanize science, help students refine their critical thinking skills, promote a deeper understanding of science concepts, and address common student misconceptions that often resemble those of past scientists." (Matthews, 1994)
Matthews, M.R. (1994) Science Teaching: The Role of History and Philosophy in Science. Routledge Press: New York.