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Chenier, Philip J.; Jenson, Todd M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1982
Study aids have been developed in a format allowing students to assimilate partial answers slowly, without consulting the whole answer. Discusses rationale and advantages of using the aids and provides three examples demonstrating logical thinking required to solve short-answer problem and use in multistep mechanistic or synthetic problems.…
Descriptors: College Science, Course Descriptions, Higher Education, Organic Chemistry
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Hufford, Terry L. – BioScience, 1991
Described are modifications made in a traditional introductory biology course and the resulting improvement in student achievement and attitude. The use of cooperative learning groups is stressed. (CW)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Cooperative Learning, Course Descriptions
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Levitt, Paul M. – Physics Teacher, 1990
Described is an experiment in which four college professors volunteered to participate as students in a university-level physics course from the perspective of one of the professor participants. Suggestions for improving physics instruction are included. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Higher Education, Physics, Qualitative Research
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Orofino, T. A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1989
Described is a course which combines the usual instruction in technical subjects of industrial chemical operations with some of the business aspects that compose the total commercial enterprise. The two-hour-a-week semester course syllabus is provided. A business game to develop a plan for business expansion is included. (MVL)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Corporate Education, Course Content
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Ferrier, M. Drew – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Discusses benefits, costs, locales, class recruitment, field supplies, timing, and testing methods. Provides a listing of Caribbean marine field stations routinely available to college classes. (MVL)
Descriptors: College Science, Field Studies, Field Trips, Marine Biology
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Trombulak, Steve; Sheldon, Sallie – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Describes a study in which students were required to write for five minutes after class on topics that interested them during the lecture. Reports a significant effect on achievement in a vertebrate biology class. Notes that no difference in attitude was found. (MVL)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, College Science, Content Area Writing, Journal Writing
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Adams, David L.; And Others – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Discusses the Bradford Plan's general education core curriculum which includes a course in scientific literacy. Advocates an understanding, awareness and appreciation of the science field. Provides the course objectives and outline. (MVL)
Descriptors: College Science, Core Curriculum, Course Content, Curriculum Design
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Caprio, Mario W.; And Others – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Discusses a questionnaire sent to 763 Society for College Science Teaching members to identify problems of teaching nonmajors. Notes the questionnaire had a high return rate. Lists the eight major problems: post negative experiences; motivation; what to teach; abstractions; how to introduce relevance; staying power; inquiry material; and…
Descriptors: College Science, Conferences, Course Content, Curriculum Development
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Bicak, Charles J.; Bicak, Laddie J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Suggested is an approach to general biology which may be effective in sustaining student interest and infusing an appreciation for science. The goal of the approach is to foster life-long learning and capability to make connections and draw inferences. Examples using the levels of biotic organization are given. (CW)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Course Descriptions, Educational Improvement
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Tourtellotte, S. Wilson – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Described is a capstone experiment which can be used to improve student skills and to illustrate for students the strong connections between chemistry and biology. Procedures and explanations for the three parts of this activity are included. Ten follow-up questions are provided. (CW)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, College Science, Higher Education
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Pinet, Paul Raymond – Journal of Geological Education, 1989
A teaching method in which students develop models of simple systems to learn critical thinking and scientific methodology is presented. Discussed are the stages of the development of a model and the possible outcomes of the use of model development for students. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Critical Thinking, Earth Science, Geology
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Rund, John V.; And Others – Journal of Chemical Education, 1989
Discusses a survey of selected undergraduate chemistry laboratory courses. Topics include: who preps the experiment; degree of faculty involvement; instructional loads; types of directions used; satisfaction with materials used; techniques taught; computer use; rating the laboratory; and a self rating. Provides data for each topic. (MVL)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Class Size, College Science, Computer Uses in Education
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Rettich, Timothy R.; Battino, Rubin – Journal of Chemical Education, 1989
Presents a low cost system with easily replaced electrodes for use in general chemistry. Notes the accuracy and wide applicability permit easy use in physical or quantitative chemistry experiments. Provides schematic, theory, and helpful suggestions. (MVL)
Descriptors: Chemical Analysis, Chemistry, College Science, Inorganic Chemistry
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Lane, Alan M. – Chemical Engineering Education, 1989
Reported are the results of a 1987 survey of U.S. chemical engineering departments on health and safety. Some details of what is being done at the University of Alabama are provided. A syllabus and reading resources for a survey course on safety, health, environmental, and ethical issues are included. (MVL)
Descriptors: Chemical Engineering, College Science, Course Content, Curriculum Development
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Hudgins, R. R.; Reilly, P. M. – Chemical Engineering Education, 1989
Discussed are problems encountered when a gas absorption experiment with strong measurement error is used. Notes students either avoid the experiment or report it as defective. Provides ideas to make lab experiments more instructive. (MVL)
Descriptors: Chemical Analysis, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, College Science
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