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Raje, Sonali; Krach, Michael; Kaplan, Gail – Mathematics Teacher, 2013

Concepts in mathematics are often universally applicable to other fields. A critical aspect for success in high school or college is the ability to transfer content knowledge from one discipline to another. This is especially true for material learned in the sciences and mathematics. Several studies have suggested that strong mathematical skills…

Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Problem Solving

Hilton, Annette; Hilton, Geoff – Teaching Science, 2016

In many scientific contexts, students need to be able to use mathematical knowledge in order to engage in scientific reasoning and problem-solving, and their understanding of scientific concepts relies heavily on their ability to understand and use mathematics in often new or unfamiliar contexts. Not only do science students need high levels of…

Descriptors: Science Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Mathematical Concepts, Problem Solving

Raff, Lionel M.; Cannon, William R. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019

For 26 years, it has been assumed by some that the thermodynamics of open-system biochemical reactions must be executed by performing Legendre transformations on the terms involving the species whose concentrations are being held fixed. In contrast, standard nontransformed thermodynamics applies to chemical processes. However, it has recently been…

Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, College Science, Scientific Concepts

Rittenhouse, Robert C. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015

The "atoms first" philosophy, adopted by a growing number of General Chemistry textbook authors, places greater emphasis on atomic structure as a key to a deeper understanding of the field of chemistry. A pivotal concept needed to understand the behavior of atoms is the restriction of an atom's energy to specific allowed values. However,…

Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Undergraduate Study, College Science

Young, Michael C.; Djernes, Katherine E.; Payton, John L.; Liu, Daniel; Hooley, Richard J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019

In response to the call for an increased emphasis from the American Chemical Society on including macromolecular studies in the undergraduate curriculum, a supramolecular-themed experiment was designed for undergraduate-level organic laboratory courses that provides a convenient platform to study physical behaviors of supramolecular assemblies.…

Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Undergraduate Study, College Science

Desjardins, Steven G. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2008

In this paper we describe an interdisciplinary course on dynamics that is appropriate for nonscience majors. This course introduces ideas about mathematical modeling using examples based on pendulums, chemical kinetics, and population dynamics. The unique emphasis for a nonmajors course is on chemical reactions as dynamical systems that do more…

Descriptors: Majors (Students), Kinetics, Chemistry, Spreadsheets

Robic, Srebrenka – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2010

To fully understand the roles proteins play in cellular processes, students need to grasp complex ideas about protein structure, folding, and stability. Our current understanding of these topics is based on mathematical models and experimental data. However, protein structure, folding, and stability are often introduced as descriptive, qualitative…

Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Thermodynamics, Misconceptions, Teaching Methods

Wong, Shin Y.; Connelly, Robin K.; Hartel, Richard W. – Journal of Food Science Education, 2010

The current generation of students coming into food science and engineering programs is very visually oriented from their early experiences. To increase their interest in learning, new and visually appealing teaching materials need to be developed. Two diverse groups of students may be identified based on their math skills. Food science students…

Descriptors: Foods Instruction, Curriculum Development, Engineering Education, Focus Groups

Eberhart, James G. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2010

Most thermodynamic properties are either extensive (e.g., volume, energy, entropy, amount, etc.) or intensive (e.g., temperature, pressure, chemical potential, mole fraction, etc.). By the same token most of the mathematical relationships in thermodynamics can be written in extensive or intensive form. The basic laws of thermodynamics are usually…

Descriptors: Thermodynamics, Chemistry, Scientific Concepts, Equations (Mathematics)

Bell, ClareValerie; Odom, ArthurLouis – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2013

In three semiguided inquiry lessons on population biology, students use models and simulations to examine population trends and make projections. They are guided to create and evaluate data and to use algebraic and geometric representations to examine biotic and logistic growth models as part of examining human population growth. As they recognize…

Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Simulation, Population Growth, Biology

Gorospe, Kelvin D.; Fox, Bradley K.; Haverkort-Yeh, Roxanne D.; Tamaru, Clyde S.; Rivera, Malia Ana J. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2013

We present a hands-on, inquiry-based activity exploring how CO[subscript 2] input to seawater affects the skeletons of several species of reef-building corals and other marine organisms by testing for changes in pH and calcium ion concentrations. Originally developed to inspire and recruit high school students in the state of Hawai'i into the…

Descriptors: Science Instruction, Inquiry, Oceanography, Scientific Concepts

House, Peggy A., Ed. – 1990

The School Science and Mathematics Association seeks to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics and science and to promote the integration and interrelationships among these disciplines. This monograph presents 20 articles that have appeared in the association's journal, "School Science and Mathematics," between the years of 1905 and 1988…

Descriptors: Algebra, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education

Hudson, Peter – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2009

Malaysia is currently reforming its education system in line with the government's Vision 2020. Key areas such as science and mathematics education are high on the agenda. However, as considerable world knowledge is written in English, Malaysian preservice teachers are being educated to teach these areas using English as the Medium of Instruction…

Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Vocabulary Development, Science Teachers, English (Second Language)

Kraft, Thomas E. – Tech Directions, 2005

A person's first significant "hands-on" encounter with mechanical things during childhood often comes through use of a bicycle. Almost all of us have personal experience with this element of transportation technology. Educators can use the bicycle to address a variety of standards that involve tool use, mechanics, science, math, and the interplay…

Descriptors: Mechanics (Physics), Design, Transportation, Mathematics Instruction

Burkholder, Phillip R.; Purser, Gordon H.; Cole, Renee S. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2008

Intermolecular forces play an important role in many aspects of chemistry ranging from inorganic to biological chemistry. These forces dictate molecular conformation, species aggregation (including self-assembly), trends in solubility and boiling points, adsorption characteristics, viscosity, phase changes, surface tension, capillary action, vapor…

Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Chemistry, Molecular Structure, Science Instruction