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Paldy, Lester G., Ed. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1984
Offers reasons why students should be exposed to and understand the implications of the global character of science and technology. Examples of scientific/technical issues and problems which are global in their scope are long-term atmospheric warming trends, weather forecasting, desertification, earthquake prediction, acid rain, and nuclear…
Descriptors: College Science, Curriculum Development, Engineering Education, Global Approach
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Redei, G. P. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1984
Provides 45 guidelines useful in selecting college-level textbooks. The guidelines are presented under five major categories: (1) course strategy and tactics; (2) point of view; (3) accuracy of content; (4) currency of content; and (5) packaging information. (JN)
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Guidelines, Higher Education, Textbook Content
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Pflanzer, Richard G.; East, James R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1984
Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis developed the Weekend College, a program specially planned for working adult learners. Describes this program (which offers courses on Saturdays and Sundays) and a five-credit laboratory course in human physiology. Instructional strategies used and advantages/disadvantages of weekend courses are…
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Course Content, Higher Education
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Bodner, George M.; Herron, J. Dudley – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
A division of chemical education has been created within the chemistry department at Purdue University. The nature of chemical education, impediments to research and development in chemical education, and future directions of the division are discussed. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Futures (of Society), Higher Education
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Bisard, Walter J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Describes science activities which have been successful with nonscience majors. Each activity requires students to make observations, record the data gathered, interpret data, and prepare a written report. Subject areas include motion of stars, sunspots, lunar orbits, sunset points, meteor showers, and sun shadows. (JN)
Descriptors: Astronomy, College Science, Higher Education, Nonmajors
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Granger, Charles R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
The microcomputer used as a closed-circuit television typewriter and graphics generator is suggested as an alternative visual teaching strategy for lecture or discussions. The use of such a system in an introductory biology course for nonmajors is discussed. (JN)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs
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Sollimo, Vincent J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
A 2-week unit on toxic chemical waste disposal is used in a physical science course for nonscience majors. Descriptions of the unit, supplementary student activities, and student library project are provided. Also provided are selected student responses to a five-question survey on the unit. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Hazardous Materials, Higher Education
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Woods, D. R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Outlines various misconceptions about problem-solving (PS) and several strategies to improve intellectual skills and strategies. Also describes the Covington Productive Thinking Program (designed to help develop PS skills) and several lesson problem sets from this series of 15 books. (JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Intellectual Development
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Ruse, Michael – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1984
Discusses three main reasons why creationism should not be taught in state schools or colleges. These reasons are considered under the headings of religion, morality, and knowledge. (JN)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Creationism, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Johnston, Karen L.; Aldridge, Bill G. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1984
Discusses problems (and possible solutions) related to: changing enrollments and effects on teacher demand; supply of qualified science/mathematics teachers; implications of increasing science/mathematics course requirements; dimensions of the science and engineering talent pool; and the match between student needs and available…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering Education, Enrollment Trends
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Foley, Arlene F. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1984
Provided are procedures for a demonstration which illustrates the concept of summer stratification of lakes in the temperate zone as maintained by thermal resistance to mixing. The demonstration requires only food coloring, water, and common laboratory equipment. (JN)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Demonstrations (Educational), Ecology
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Bobko, Edward – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1984
Discusses the role and activities of student tutors in an undergraduate organic chemistry course. Points out that such tutors must be used as a complement to the classroom lecturer, not as a substitute. (JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Higher Education, Organic Chemistry, Science Education
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Woods, D. R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1984
Reviews articles and books which focus on topics and strategies related to problem-solving. Also describes the Kepner-Tregoe industrial training program. This program contains many problem-solving ideas and strategies appropriate for the college level. (JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Higher Education, Problem Solving, Resource Materials
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Barnard, Sister Marquita – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1984
Describes a two-semester course designed to meet the needs of future elementary teachers, home economists, and occupational therapists. Laboratory work includes homemade calorimeters, inclined planes, and computing. Content areas of the course include measurement, physics, chemistry, astronomy, biology, geology, and meteorology. (JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Oriented Programs, Course Descriptions, Higher Education
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Ward, Charlotte R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1984
Describes a course taught at Auburn University (AL) for middle school students. Includes rationale for the course, instructional strategies used, comments on skill building, and descriptions of individual activity stations. Possible spin-offs from such a class which can improve science teaching in the public school classroom are also considered.…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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