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Safford, Barbara Ripp – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2005
This article presents a brief review of some new school science reference works. Two of the sources are traditional, while one is considered experimental. The two traditional reference works reviewed are "The American Heritage Children's Science Dictionary" for upper elementary grades, and "The American Heritage Student Science Dictionary" for…
Descriptors: Reference Materials, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Education, Dictionaries
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Blood, David; Zalewski, Leon J. – School Science and Mathematics, 1990
Examined are objectives written by elementary, junior high, and high school teacher committees while developing and revising science curricula for their schools. The objectives were examined for classification into the six levels of Bloom's Taxonomy. Research methods, data, results, and implications of the research are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Committees, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary School Science
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Birk, James P., Ed. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1989
Discusses computer simulations for chemistry courses. Reviews a simulation program, "Evaluation of Bonding Theory: The Werner Jorgensen Controversy," and provides information regarding hardware requirements for the program. Presents the idea of an expert system including simulation modules and counselor modules. Describes some chemical examples, a…
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Computer Simulation, Computer Software
Dewdney, A. K. – Scientific American, 1989
Reviews the performance of computer programs for writing poetry and prose, including MARK V. SHANEY, MELL, POETRY GENERATOR, THUNDER THOUGHT, and ORPHEUS. Discusses the writing principles of the programs. Provides additional information on computer magnification techniques. (YP)
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Computer Software, Computer Software Reviews, Computers
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Dehne, Tim – Analytical Chemistry, 1990
Discussed are various ways that microcomputers can be interfaced to laboratory equipment to control laboratory applications. A general overview is given including advantages and disadvantages of different interfaces. Different software tools currently available are examined. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Computer Interfaces, Computer Software
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Kloosterman, Peter; Gorman, Jacqueline – School Science and Mathematics, 1990
Reviews recent research on the development of motivation in elementary school. Examines the long-term effects of common school practices on motivation. Makes nine recommendations for improving long-term motivation. (YP)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education
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Tobin, Kenneth – School Science and Mathematics, 1990
Reviews research on the purpose and effectiveness of laboratory activities. Discusses epistemology, problem solving, cooperative learning, student involvement, assessment, and teachers as researchers. (YP)
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Laboratory Experiments, Laboratory Procedures
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Thiessen, Diane; Matthias, Margaret – Arithmetic Teacher, 1989
Discusses how various children's books can be used to introduce and explain geometric topics through a problem-solving approach. Selected are five books with words and five books without words. (YP)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Books, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
Raghavan, Kalyani; Katz, Arnold – Technological Horizons in Education, 1989
Described is an instructional aid that employs artificial intelligence methods to assist students in beginning economics courses to improve their problem-solving skills. Discussed are the rationale, structure, and evaluation of this program. (CW)
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Reviews, Computer Uses in Education
Choate, Jonathan – Classroom Computer Learning, 1989
Discusses the use of the symbolic manipulator which helps students solve equations one step at a time. Recommends features to look for in algebra tools. Compares 14 programs on general, graphic, numeric, and symbolic manipulation and provides short reviews of each. (MVL)
Descriptors: Algebra, Computer Graphics, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software Reviews
Teaching Music, 1994
Discusses the use of computers and computer software in music education. Describes software programs that utilize tutorial, drill-and-practice, and hypermedia approaches. Includes two figures listing selected hypermedia programs and sources of tutorial and drill-and-practice programs. (CFR)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Selection, Computer Uses in Education, Hypermedia
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Hunter, Leslie Gene; And Others – History Microcomputer Review, 1993
Describes a three-part videodisk set designed for teaching introductory U.S. government and history courses at the secondary or collegiate levels. Describes the content and teaching suggestions for the series that focuses on the powers of the U.S. Congress, the Presidency, and the Supreme Court. (CFR)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Class Activities, Constitutional History, Educational Strategies
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Handley, Leslie Mills, Ed. – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 1994
Asserts polls show that the general public, high school seniors, and college seniors have many misunderstandings about the U.S. economic system and its role in the international economy. Maintains that grade level programs need to be interdisciplinary and utilize active learning techniques. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Decision Making, Economics, Economics Education
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Stepanian, Elena – Russian Education and Society, 1993
Acknowledges the limited extend to which modern Soviet or Russian literature has dealt with the relationship of religion and children. Provides a bibliographic essay illustrating the religious deprivation of most Russian children, how they are becoming more religious, and how this is reflected in contemporary Russian literature. (CFR)
Descriptors: Books, Christianity, Church Role, Elementary Secondary Education
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Achor, William T.; And Others – Physics Teacher, 1988
Discusses a wall chart, "The Standard Model of Fundamental Particles and Interactions," for use in introductory physics courses at either high school or college level. Describes the chart development process, introduction and terminology of particle physics, components of the chart, and suggestions for using the chart, booklet, and…
Descriptors: College Science, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Physics
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