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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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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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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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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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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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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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Thurman, L. Duane; Wilbur, Frank – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1984
Presents a method for teaching Greek and Latin work forms to promote comprehensive knowledge and improve retention. A self-study text is used in the class (meeting one-hour weekly), with students responsible for teaching creative games which utilize the scientific vocabulary. (JM)
Descriptors: College Science, Educational Games, Higher Education, Language Skills
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Myers, Richard L. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1983
Instructional strategies used in teaching oceanographic data collection techniques are discussed. These include having students examine actual data, plan and organize a research cruise on a specific budget, and analyze incomplete data sets. Rationale for using these strategies is included. (JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Data Analysis, Higher Education, Oceanography
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Rayner-Canham, Geoff – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Describes test-tube organic chemistry procedures (using comparatively safe reagents) for the beginning student. These procedures are used to: examine differences between saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons; compare structural isomers; and compare organic and inorganic acids and bases. (DH)
Descriptors: Chemical Reactions, College Science, Higher Education, Laboratory Procedures
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Gannon, John E.; Weber, Peter G. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Describes studies at winter bird feeders which enhance instruction of ecology at the University of Michigan biological station. Background material is provided for field activities in which black-capped chickadees are observed and for home range determination and population estimate activities. (DH)
Descriptors: College Science, Ecology, Ethology, Higher Education
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