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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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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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Hill, Douglas M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Discusses the need for preservice elementary teachers to experience inquiry first-hand, suggesting that they engage in problem-solving rather than just "talking about" it. A typical teacher education program is described with suggestions to incorporate inquiry-oriented experiences. An inquiry-oriented activity using sand and funnels is included.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Higher Education, Inquiry, Methods Courses
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Bodner, George M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Advantages for using 35mm slides to enhance a lesson rather than more expensive films and videotapes are considered. Includes information on: negative (black-on-white) slides; highlighting and opaquing; positive (black-on-white) slides; and white-on-colored background. Suggestions for film types and developing procedures are given. (DH)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, College Science, Educational Technology, Higher Education
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Nichparenko, Sue Broadston – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Discusses issues related to the physics concepts/topics needed by health professionals, suggesting that medical students can better understand how the body works by completing meaningful physics courses. Also addresses related concerns expressed by medical students and faculty. A list of 41 physics topics cross-referenced to medical topics is…
Descriptors: College Science, Course Descriptions, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Frinks, Ronald M.; McNamara, David B. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Discusses modifications and special equipment needed by wheelchair-bound students for 33 common freshman physics experiments. Physical adjustments, individual needs, and personnel are addressed, with emphasis on building a rapport to learn what a student can and cannot do. A list of modifications for specific experiments (by topic) is included.…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), College Science, Higher Education, Physical Disabilities
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Pultorak, Robert W. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
A "colloqution module" (an instructional unit/strategy used in a conversation) consists of a reading assignment and a series of questions/activities. The strategy is suggested as an alternative to the lecture method. A sample module on insecticides (together with design information and advantages/disadvantages) is included. (DH)
Descriptors: College Science, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Higher Education, Insecticides
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Habowsky, Joseph E. J.; And Others – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Described is an application of educational technology that serves 700 students enrolled in 7 biology courses. Audiovisual and computer-assisted instruction are included. The integration of interactive audio with computer software is highlighted. (CW)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, Biological Sciences, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Woods, Donald R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Discusses the use of self-directed learning in a large group class. Describes a workshop for developing group communication skills. (YP)
Descriptors: College Science, Group Activities, Group Instruction, Higher Education
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