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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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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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Schlenker, Richard M.; Perry, Constance M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1983
The Mole Concept is a learning cycle (patterned after University of Nebraska-Lincoln's ADAPT model) for the chemical unit "mole." Discusses objectives and activities involved in each phase of the cycle: exploration, invention, and application. Indicates the cycle is superior to traditional lecture-demonstration for teaching the abstract mole…
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Higher Education, Learning Processes
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Whisnant, David M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1983
Three-phased learning cycles (exploration, invention, application) were introduced into general chemistry laboratories at Northland College (Wisconsin). Discusses each phase and its use in a learning cycle on the functional groups of organic compounds. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Higher Education, Learning Processes
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Kenkel, John V. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Described is a survey of two-year chemical technology programs in the United States. The results of the survey are presented, and a set of recommendations for the improvement of chemical technology programs is presented. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Educational Improvement, Higher Education
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Collins, Terrence J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Discussed are the deficiencies of teaching laboratories in science education and the feasibility study and development of the Institute for Teaching Experimental Chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University. The primary goals of the program and its significant elements are presented. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, 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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Kandel, Marjorie – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Explains a scheme for grading student performance which stresses skills, technique, decision making, and notebook entries. Describes grading system and potential pitfalls. (RT)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Course Content, Grading
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Volker, Eugene J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Describes a course provided for health profession-oriented students. Uses a chemical basis to explain the physiology of drug action while considering appropriate patient care. Outlines course content and testing procedures. (Author)
Descriptors: Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, College Science
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Hogg, John L. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1988
Describes a program in chemistry which was designed to encourage undergraduate minority students to enroll in graduate study. States that students attended meetings with their advisors and met as a group for a research lecture. The program included graduate students, staff, and professors who gave lectures and tours. (RT)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Experiential Learning, Minority Groups
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Rayner-Canham, Geoffrey; Layden, William – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Describes a science presentation which promotes various ways to improve laboratory safety. Recommendations for storing chemicals include: minimize the type and amount of stocked materials, purchase certain chemicals in small quantities, and use plastic embedments. Cites several books for reference. (RT)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Hazardous Materials, Laboratory Equipment
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Shatzky, Joel; Silberman, Robert – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1986
Discusses the idea of "master-students," where college professors from two different disciplines take each other's courses. Describes the experiences of an English professor and a chemistry professor who became master-students in each other's classes. Suggests this as a technique for improving teaching and understanding student problems. (TW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Classroom Observation Techniques, College Science, English Instruction
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Brooks, David W. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Discusses how "live" experiments were combined with media packages and recorded lectures to allow coverage of more material and foster greater student/teacher interactions. Notes were distributed at the beginning of the semester which allow students to record experimental data from class demonstrations. Problems and suggestions for course…
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development
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DeLorenzo, Ronald – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Presents a simple, 10-item quiz designed to make students aware that they must learn laboratory safety. The items include questions on acid/base accidents, several types of fire extinguishers, and safety glassses. Answers and some explanations are included. (DH)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, High Schools, Higher Education
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Koubek, Edward – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Outlines a demonstration involving weak acids and bases in aqueous solutions. A standard conductivity demonstration with a solution of acetic acid yields a barely glowing light bulb; a similar result occurs with ammonia solution. However, the bulb glows brightly when the solutions are mixed. (DH)
Descriptors: Chemical Equilibrium, Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, College Science
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