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The Resource Innocent experiments : childhood and the culture of popular science in the United States, Rebecca Onion

Innocent experiments : childhood and the culture of popular science in the United States, Rebecca Onion

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Innocent experiments : childhood and the culture of popular science in the United States
Title
Innocent experiments
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childhood and the culture of popular science in the United States
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Rebecca Onion
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Language
eng
Summary
From the 1950s to the digital age, Americans have pushed their children to live science-minded lives, cementing scientific discovery and youthful curiosity as inseparable ideals. In this multifaceted work, historian Rebecca Onion examines the rise of informal children's science education in the twentieth century, from the proliferation of home chemistry sets after World War I to the century-long boom in child-centered science museums. Onion looks at how the United States has increasingly focused its energies over the last century into producing young scientists outside of the classroom. She shows that although Americans profess to believe that success in the sciences is synonymous with good citizenship, this idea is deeply complicated in an era when scientific data is hotly contested and many Americans have a conflicted view of science itself. These contradictions, Onion explains, can be understood by examining the histories of popular science and the development of ideas about American childhood. She shows how the idealized concept of "science" has moved through the public consciousness and how the drive to make child scientists has deeply influenced American culture. -- Provided by publisher
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Onion, Rebecca
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in United States culture
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  • Science
  • Science projects
  • Science
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Science
  • Science
  • United States
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Innocent experiments : childhood and the culture of popular science in the United States, Rebecca Onion
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Publication
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: A Curious Century; 1 Wonder House: The Brooklyn Children's Museum as Beautiful Dream; 2 Science in the Basement: Selling the Home Lab in the Interwar Years; 3 Embryo Scientists: Finding and Saving Postwar "Science Talent"; 4 Space Cadets and Rocket Boys: Policing the Masculinity of Scientific Enthusiasms; 5 The Exploratorium and the Persistence of Innocent Science; Conclusion: Looking Closer at "Kids Are Little Scientists"; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W
Control code
ocn960101017
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781469629490
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
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22573/ctt1bnjxct
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not applicable
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960101017
Label
Innocent experiments : childhood and the culture of popular science in the United States, Rebecca Onion
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: A Curious Century; 1 Wonder House: The Brooklyn Children's Museum as Beautiful Dream; 2 Science in the Basement: Selling the Home Lab in the Interwar Years; 3 Embryo Scientists: Finding and Saving Postwar "Science Talent"; 4 Space Cadets and Rocket Boys: Policing the Masculinity of Scientific Enthusiasms; 5 The Exploratorium and the Persistence of Innocent Science; Conclusion: Looking Closer at "Kids Are Little Scientists"; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W
Control code
ocn960101017
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469629490
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1bnjxct
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960101017

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