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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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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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Bicak, Charles J.; Bicak, Laddie J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Suggested is an approach to general biology which may be effective in sustaining student interest and infusing an appreciation for science. The goal of the approach is to foster life-long learning and capability to make connections and draw inferences. Examples using the levels of biotic organization are given. (CW)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Course Descriptions, Educational Improvement
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Dunkhase, John A.; Penick, John E. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Discussed are similarities between college courses described as exemplary by the Society of College Science Teachers. Various strategies used to teach problem solving based on a three-stage model are highlighted. The process of identification of exemplary programs is discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Course Descriptions, Critical Thinking, Demonstration Programs
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Lawrenz, Frances; And Others – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Described is the development of a course for future science teachers through the collaboration of middle school teachers, mathematicians, scientists, and science educators. The experience of the team approach and a field test of the resulting activities are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Cooperative Planning, Course Content, Course Descriptions
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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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Leonard, William H. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Reviewed is the use of computer-assisted instruction in college science laboratories. Examples of computer interfacing are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Interfaces, Computer Uses in Education
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Yager, Robert E. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Discusses the importance of implementing new approaches in science teaching which will elevate citizen concerns to science-related issues confronting society. Outlines a biology application course designed to counteract current problems in this area. (RT)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Course Content, Educational Research
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Flannery, Maura C. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1986
Offers perspectives on approaching and teaching a biology course for nonmajors. Proposes that teaching less may better prepare students to become more scientifically literate. Identifies areas and priorities that may effectively contribute to students' understanding of science. (JM)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Course Descriptions, Higher Education
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Bernstein, Stanley – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Describes a course which examines the history and philosophy of the relationship between science and society and applies these concepts to such current issues as sociobiology. Includes course outline, instructional strategies, and bibliography of pertinent books, papers, and lecture notes. (JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Course Descriptions, Higher Education, Science Curriculum
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Morris, Paul – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Discussed are some of the reasons for and arguments against teaching the history of physics to physics majors. The course goals, philosophy, and content are described. Sources of material are listed. An outline of the course content, and a bibliography used to develop the course are included. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Course Descriptions, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives
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Frame, Paul W.; Fazio, Frank – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Described is a program for two-week, tuition-free courses offered twice a year dealing radiation and radioactivity. Laboratory exercises, tours, schedules, enrollment and accreditation, and staffing are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Cooperative Programs, Educational Improvement, Experiential Learning
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Zoller, Uri – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
The Individualized Eclectic Examination is described. The format, design, and philosophy of the examination that emphasizes problem solving are discussed. Sample questions, student projects, and an illustration of the implementation of the exam are included. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Higher Education, Problem Solving, Science and Society
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