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Burton, Larry D. – 1997
This paper presents materials from a workshop on using role playing in science education. It contains the basics of role play therapy including the purposes of the strategy, establishing a classroom climate for role play, guidelines for interaction in role play, preparation for role play and possible focuses of a role playing session, step-by-step…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Strategies
Snyder, Larry; Shreckengast, Craig – 1998
This guide presents learning activities and lesson plans that integrate science with technical and vocational areas. Activities and plans are organized under broad headings such as Environmental Science and Acid Rain Research; Criminal Justice, Chemistry, and Narcotics; Children's Education and Services; Cosmetology; and Health Professions.…
Descriptors: Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
Platten, Marvin – 1991
One of the most important tasks that teachers undertake is to teach concepts. Without a good understanding of concepts, students have difficulty even understanding the basics. Several approaches to teaching thinking have been analyzed and research concludes that it is more effective to teach thinking in the context of a subject rather than as a…
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Art Education, Art History, Concept Formation
Sudweeks, Richard R.; Tolman, Richard R. – 1990
The purpose of this study was to compare empirical and subjective procedures for identifying science test items which discriminate against males or females in a fifth grade population (n=926). Techniques such as the Mantel-Haenszel procedure enable test developers to use both a priori and ex post facto procedures to identify specific items that…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Grade 5
Fraser, Barry J.; Tobin, Kenneth – 1988
This paper provides a focus on the successful and positive facets of schooling from a series of case studies. The study involved 13 researchers in over 500 hours of intensive classroom observation of 20 exemplary teachers and a comparison group of non-exemplary teachers. The qualitative information was complemented by quantitative information…
Descriptors: Classroom Design, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Elementary School Mathematics
Vosniadou, Stella – 1988
Recent research in cognitive science and science education suggests that science-naive individuals have an understanding of the natural world based on their interpretation of everyday experience. This can make the process of conceptual change difficult. This paper presents ideas related to the acquisition of knowledge in astronomy. A theoretical…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Cognitive Structures, Concept Formation, Educational Theories
Zeidler, Dana Lewis – 1987
Progressive approaches to science education incorporate a social dimension based on an interdisciplinary curriculum. The importance of such an approach has been recognized by educators and many science-techonology-society (STS) programs have been developed as a response to this social need. However, such programs may fall short of their mark…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethical Instruction, Ethics
Charles, Cheryl – 1986
Science, society, nature, and culture are interacting forces on the lives of all people. They become increasingly complex with time. In this address, a perspective of science, technology, and society is offered and suggestions and recommendations are made for how teachers can and should integrate this topic effectively into instructional programs.…
Descriptors: College Science, Ecology, Educational Improvement, Elementary School Science
Boland, Gene – 1988
This paper presents a viewpoint on educator responsibilities toward helping youth develop the skills necessary to cope with life as well as consideration on how to present science in a safe environment. Discussions include safety in the learning environment, litigation, effective teaching, effective schools, the goals of science, and the mandate…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Court Litigation, Educational Malpractice, Elementary School Science
Nicholson, Heather Johnston; And Others – 1987
There is evidence that more boys than girls have experience in activities related to science and mathematics outside of school and that there are a number of kinds of interventions that can sustain girls' interest and participation in science and mathematics. What is missing is a theoretical explanation for the phenomenon that more boys than girls…
Descriptors: Educational Media, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Females
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Yankwich, Peter E.; And Others – Journal of Chemical Education, 1984
Presents selected recommendations from the American Chemical Society Chemistry Education Task Force's list of 39 principal and 52 supplementary recommendations. Those listed focus on all levels of education, elementary school science, high school chemistry and science, two-year college chemistry, college/university chemistry and science, chemistry…
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs
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Braus, Judy – Bioscience, 1995
Discusses environmental education of the past 25 years, challenges to be faced in creating an environmentally literate citizenry, the links between science education and environmental education, and the World Wildlife Federation's new environmental education program. (MKR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Higher Education, History
Case, Karen I.; And Others – 1994
This paper presents a site and project description and the conceptual framework of the Curriculum Articulation Project (CAP) and its relation to current math and science education reform initiatives. CAP is based on the notion that the teacher is the best individual to ascertain the learning needs of the urban, and often economically…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Curriculum Development, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Improvement
Pembleton, Sil, Ed.; And Others – 1987
For several years at the Rural and Small Schools Conference, a special effort has been made to address the needs that are unique to rural science educators. This publication is a compilation of materials presented at those conferences reflecting the following themes: "In Search of Excellence" (1985); "Rural Education: A Proud…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
Oliver, J. Steve, Ed. – 1988
The Rural and Small Schools Conference has made a special effort to address the needs that pertain to science educators in rural and small schools. This publication presents the proceedings from the 1988 science education section of the conference. The content of the conference deals with a diversity of topics. The proceedings include a preface…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement
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