You have found a topic. Now what? A historically-informed STEM lesson is only as good as the research it is based on. But if you are not trained as a historian, the information available online can be difficult to navigate. How can you find the most relevant information? How can you be sure it is reliable?
This page guides you through how to begin research on a topic in the history of math or science. Following the instructions below will give you a solid foundation to start developing a lesson plan. But remember, research is an iterative process. As you read the sources you find and start writing your lesson plan, you will develop new questions about your topic (and your topic may change, becoming broader or narrower). When that happens, revisit this part of the website!