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O'Loughlin, Valerie Dean – Advances in Physiology Education, 2006
In order for the efforts of scholarly teaching to be recognized, the work must become public and presented to peers for review. Scholarship of Teaching is not only improving instruction and learning but also methodically assessing whether specific teaching interventions have had the desired effect. In this paper, the author presents a step-by-step…
Descriptors: Guides, Educational Research, Classroom Research, Educational Assessment
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Crowther, David T.; Venable, Colleen; Barman, Charles – Science Scope, 2005
Many educators, librarians, and even some parents anticipate the publication of the Outstanding Science Trade Books (OSTB) for grades K-12 each year (page 23). Have you ever wondered how the mountain of trade books out there gets evaluated or how books are chosen as "outstanding"? This list doesn't just magically appear but is the result of a…
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Book Reviews, Books, Science Education
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Dickson, Sabra M. – American Biology Teacher, 2004
Student writing can provide opportunities for reflection on concept mastery for both students and teacher, and the creation of a biology portfolio by each student can allow a teacher to assess the level of understanding achieved by each individual as well as timely correction of conceptual errors. The use of portfolio is an assessment tool, which…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Biology, Concept Formation, Comprehension
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Green, William J.; Elliott, Curtis; Cummins, R. Hays – Journal of Chemical Education, 2004
The importance of introducing various projects or activities as a motivation towards inquiry-based learning, also satisfies the need for first year chemistry students to transfer scientific theory into practice. This approach, combined with the traditionally written laboratory methods, develops creative skills, and the spirit of exploration…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Chemistry, Science Education, Teaching Methods
West, Robert Mac – Informal Learning, 2002
Reports the first known survey to evaluate and rank children's museums. The survey was conducted by Child magazine but questions the methodology used to derive the rankings. Identifies the top 50 museums in the rankings. Notes that dinosaurs remain a popular topic and many new programs are designed for very young children. (DLH)
Descriptors: Children, Elementary Education, Museums, Science Education
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Denyer, Gareth; Hancock, Dale – Journal of Chemical Education, 2002
Describes an easily implemented method that allows the generation and analysis of graded multiple-choice examinations. The technique, which uses standard functions in user-end software (Microsoft Excel 5+), can also produce several different versions of an examination that can be employed to prevent plagiarism. (MM)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Plagiarism
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Roy, Ken R. – Science Education International, 2001
Addresses bloodborne pathogen hazards in the laboratory. Provides specific recommendations for preventative measures and information about legal issues involved. (MM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Laboratory Safety, Legal Responsibility, School Safety
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Russell, Helen Ross – Nature Study, 1984
Discusses how school grounds can be used as a resource to relate textbook concepts to everyday life and to understand interrelationships which exist in the outdoors. Possible school ground learnings considered include topics related to weather and weather prediction; changes (aging, growth, decay); geology; temperature; water; and recycling. (BC)
Descriptors: Ecology, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education
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McCormack, Alan J. – American Biology Teacher, 1982
Scientific challenges are presented to motivate secondary and college students in creative thinking and scientific problem solving. Student solutions to the "Create-a-Creature" challenge are presented and six new challenges are issued. (PEB)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Creative Activities, Creative Thinking
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Wielert, Jan S.; Retish, Paul – School Science and Mathematics, 1983
Recommendations for successful mainstreaming of mentally retarded students into the science classroom are discussed. Laying the groundwork, social integration, instructional strategies, the curriculum, and evaluation are each considered. (MNS)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Mainstreaming, Mental Retardation
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Dussart, G. B. J. – Journal of Biological Education, 1981
Provided are details for a game designed to help secondary school or college students understand the types of problems encountered in applied hydrobiology and the financial and time constraints involved in their solution. (PB)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, College Science, Educational Games, Higher Education
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Zaffo, Peter Alfred – Journal of Geological Education, 1981
Reported is a method of producing artificial lightning in an ordinary clear lightbulb. The appearance of sparks produced is that of a miniature stroke of forked lightning seen in natural thunderstorms. The sparks also show the intricate branching patterns often seen in natural lightning. (JT)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Junior High School Students, Laboratory Equipment
Geotimes, 1980
Summarized in chart form are data regarding published geologic maps for the 50 states and Puerto Rico. Information provided by state geologists includes scale, availability, and ordering instructions for both bedrock and surficial maps. (CS)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Educational Media, Geology, Higher Education
Grier, James W. – Creative Computing, 1980
The development of a mathematics model to simulate small animal populations is described. Assumptions of the population model and options in the program are discussed. (MK)
Descriptors: Biology, Computer Programs, Computer Science, Computers
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Lunetta, Vincent N.; And Others – Science Teacher, 1981
Describes different evaluation techniques of student performance in the science laboratory. Evaluation techniques discussed include written reports, test items, practical tests, and observational assessment to evaluate both student performance and to promote development of specific skills. (DS)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Laboratory Procedures, Science Activities, Science Education
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