… science has become a form of dehumanized and decontextualized history. The only way to interest young students in science is to portray it differently–more realistically from the human and contextual perspective. … Portraying scientists as human beings and giving students the opportunity to become affectively involved in the story of science are worthy goals in themselves. (S. Klassen, 2006).

Learning [can] be well motivated by a context with one unifying central idea capable of capturing the imagination of the students. (A. Stinner, 2006).