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ERIC Number: EJ921498
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Integrating Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics to Evaluate Global Water Problems
Kosal, Erica; Lawrence, Carol; Austin, Rodney
Journal of College Science Teaching, v40 n1 p41-47 Sep 2010
An interdisciplinary and context-driven course focused on global water issues was developed and taught at the college level. Students designed a semester-long research project, collected and analyzed data, and ultimately presented their results and conclusions to the larger community. As a result of the course, students' science literacy improved as did their curiosity and confidence in the science field. Students self-reported that they were more interested in the topic and saw connections to the course and other disciplines and real-world issues. They concluded that their ability to think through a problem increased as a result of the course. Finally, students reported that their enthusiasm and appreciation for the subject increased over the semester. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina