ERIC Number: EJ779361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Reference Count: 22
Science and the Nonscience Major: Addressing the Fear Factor in the Chemical Arena Using Forensic Science
Labianca, Dominick A.
Journal of College Science Teaching, v37 n2 p28-33 Nov 2007
This article describes an approach to minimizing the "fear factor" in a chemistry course for the nonscience major, and also addresses relevant applications to other science courses, including biology, geology, and physics. The approach emphasizes forensic science and affords students the opportunity to hone their analytical skills in an inquiry-based format, within the context of the whodunit nature of criminal cases. (Contains 2 tables.)
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Geology, Fear, Crime, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Thinking Skills, Course Descriptions, Outcomes of Education, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA.