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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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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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Volker, Eugene J.; Eldridge, David C. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1986
Describes the goals, procedures, and activities of a Computers in Chemistry course for undergraduate chemistry majors. Provides a listing of topics which have user-friendly programs and of representative activities which have been incorporated into the course. Also includes suggestions for student assignments. (ML)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Course Content
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Webb, Michael J.; And Others – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1986
Discusses the rationale for and use of minilabs (requiring from 15 to 90 minutes to complete) for freshmen chemistry experiments. Provides several examples, advantages for students and instructors, and results of a questionnaire evaluation completed by 83 students. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Higher Education, Laboratory Procedures
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Harpp, David N.; Butler, Ian S. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1984
As an alternative to traditional science projects, students in introductory organic and inorganic chemistry were given the opportunity to produce an "audiovisual" term paper. Rationale for the project, responses from student self-evaluation questionnaires, and comments on implementing the project (including cost and time factors) are…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Chemistry, College Science, Higher Education
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Woods, D. R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1984
Four papers are reviewed. They include a description of how instructional modules and small group problem-solving (PS) in a second-year plant anatomy course produced excellent PS skills and various ideas on PS in the context of chemistry. Also reviews guided-design as a strategy to help develop PS skills. (JN)
Descriptors: Botany, Chemistry, College Science, Higher Education
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Brinckerhoff, Richard F. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Advocates daily use of short statements, dilemmas, or questions which raise open-ended societal/ethical issues for students. Includes rationale for this strategy together with 12 examples for use by teachers in developing materials for their courses. Topics selected are appropriate for biology, chemistry, physics, and the social sciences. (DH)
Descriptors: Bioethics, Biology, Chemistry, College Science
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Pickering, Miles – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1987
Describes the philosophical orientation and methodology employed in a laboratory chemistry program at Princeton University. Discusses the program's approach and use of challenging experiments, teaching assistants, and mastery teaching. (ML)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Chemistry, Course Descriptions, Experiential Learning
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Ham, Russell – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1981
Described is an environmental chemistry course for nonscience majors at McNeese State University. The course emphasizes consumer chemistry. Topics discussed include prescription drugs, refinery processes, nuclear chemistry and chemistry and the environment. Texts, supplementary materials and a detailed course outline are included. (DS)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Course Descriptions, Higher Education