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Farrell, Ivan; Hamed, Kastro M. – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2016
This article describes the use of project-based instruction in activities and labs intended to develop higher-order thinking skills with high school students and pre-service teachers through the use of soap making.
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education
Clement, John – 1985
When one encounters a problem that one has no adequate way of representing, a new mental model for the problem may have to be found. When a possible model is found, an important next step is to evaluate the validity of the model. In this document, examples of subjects finding and evaluating mental models used as problem representations are…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Mathematics, College Science, Higher Education
Clement, John; Brown, David – 1984
In this paper examples of the role of analogical reasoning in expert problem solving are presented. These are intended to show that using an analogy can change an expert's understanding of a problem situation by changing the conceptual model he or she uses to think about the situation. This suggests that using a good analogy may allow students to…
Descriptors: Analogy, Cognitive Structures, College Science, Concept Formation
Murray, Tom; Woolf, Beverly – 1986
This paper is based on the idea that designing a knowledge representation for an intelligent physics computer tutoring system depends, in part, on the target behavior anticipated from the student. In addition, the document distinguishes between qualitative and quantitative competence in physics. These competencies are illustrated through questions…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Structures, College Science, Higher Education
Fraser, Barry J., Ed.; Giddings, Geoff J., Ed. – 1987
This publication is a compilation of papers presented at a research seminar in November 1986 at Curtin University of Technology, Australia. Five papers are included. Jane Butler Kahle's keynote address, "Images of Science: The Physicist and the Cowboy," outlines several aspects of the role of schools in the reproducion of the masculine image of…
Descriptors: College Science, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues
Bleier, Ruth, Ed. – 1986
This collection of papers explores the nature of contemporary science and attempts to further a view of science that is "different, better, feminist, and emancipating." Most of the papers were presented in their original form at a symposium, Feminist Perspectives on Science, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in April, 1985. Included are: (1)…
Descriptors: College Science, Females, Feminism, Higher Education
Denton, Jon J. – 1988
Documented shortages of secondary mathematics and science teachers have occurred for over a decade. Yet a program developed to enable individuals with academic preparation in mathematics and/or science to become teachers encountered difficulty in placing the students in paid teaching internships. Although benefits to school districts for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Mathematics Teachers, Program Costs, Program Descriptions
Trumbull, Deborah J.; Kerr, Patricia – 1989
There is general agreement that the current teaching of secondary science is not as good as it should be. Different critics identify different weaknesses, but there is agreement that students are not learning how scientists make knowledge claims and use this knowledge. This paper assumes that one powerful influence on the development of teachers…
Descriptors: College Science, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Instruction
Dubeck, Leroy W.; And Others – 1988
Many feel that secondary school graduates are not prepared to compete in a world of rapidly expanding technology. High school and college students in the United States often prefer fantasy to science. This book offers a strategy for overcoming student apathy toward the physical sciences by harnessing the power of the cinema. In it, ten popular…
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, College Science, Fantasy, Filmographies
Annual Review of Environmental Education, 1987
This document is the first issue of an annual journal produced by the Council of Environmental Education. It was designed to monitor the health of environmental education, help build coherence, identify gaps and issues, provide an evaluative review of the field, and present developments and practices in the field. Contained in this volume are…
Descriptors: College Science, Conservation (Environment), Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
Rosser, Sue V. – 1986
This guide focuses on the content and methodological approaches useful in teaching basic and applied science courses from a feminist perspective. Course content and pedagogical methods for including the feminist perspective are discussed for different curricula, including biology, women's studies, and health. A discussion of approaches for…
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Course Descriptions, Females
Lang, Harry G. – 1984
This paper examines various issues related to the teaching of science to hearing impaired students at the elementary school, intermediate school, secondary school, and college levels. Also included are: (1) summaries of national surveys on the state-of-the-art; (2) suggested strategies for teaching hearing impaired students; (3) three case studies…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Science, Computer Oriented Programs, Elementary School Science
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Brush, Stephen G. – Physics Teacher, 1985
Shows that important discoveries in physical sciences cited in textbooks were made by women, although they may not be given credit for their work. Also discusses the contributions of 10 female scientists to provide role models for students. (DH)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Females, Higher Education
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Brancazio, Peter J. – Physics Teacher, 1985
Illustrates the differences between explanations of projectile motion by a physics teacher and a baseball player. Equations are discussed and results are shown graphically. (DH)
Descriptors: College Science, High Schools, Higher Education, Motion
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Bartlett, Albert A. – Physics Teacher, 1985
Discusses the velocity of an orbiting satellite. Knowledge of the kinematics of falling objects is the only prerequisite for understanding the concepts considered. (DH)
Descriptors: College Science, High Schools, Higher Education, Motion
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