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ERIC Number: ED496436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 170
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-9-780-8735-5242-4
Favorite Demonstrations for College Science
Shmaefsky, Brian
National Science Teachers Association (NJ3)
Peer-reviewed, classroom-tested, and tailored specifically for introductory science courses, Favorite Demonstrations is a complement to every college instructor's lesson plans. The book is an all-in-one compilation of 36 popular classroom demonstrations published since 1993 in the "Favorite Demonstration" column of NSTA's Journal of College Science Teaching. The collection begins with a chapter on safety, "The Rules of Research." From there, chapters emphasize conveying scientific principles while making them memorable. (To name two: "The Ammonia Lava Lamp: A Colorful Demonstration of Diffusion" and "La Fiesta Radioactiva: Distinguishing Alpha, Beta, and Gamma Emissions from Orange-Glazed Dinnerware.") The demonstrations cover general science, biology, chemistry, Earth science, and physics while many illustrate the interdisciplinary nature of science by showing how the various subjects contribute to each other's knowledge base. Most are simple to prepare; use low-cost, readily available materials; and can be repeated throughout the day for back-to-back classes. This book is unique in its coverage of so many you-are-there demonstrations in so many college-level disciplines. "
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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