NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing all 11 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Novak, John A.; Dettloff, Janet M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Discusses two strategies that provide concrete-thinking students with opportunities to develop and use formal or critical-thinking skills. Describes using task analysis and long-term investigations in the classroom. (YP)
Descriptors: College Science, Community Colleges, Critical Thinking, Formal Operations
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Bicak, Charles J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1986
Describes a laboratory experiment which focuses on the importance of water in germination and seedling emergence. Discusses the activity's design, expected results, and possible application. Offers suggestions for extending the experiment. (ML)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Higher Education, Laboratory Experiments
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Rhyne, Pamela J.; Golden, Ben R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1986
Offers examples of activities and practical ideas for the instruction of process skills in a laboratory setting. Includes suggestions for the processes of observing, comparing, inferring, collecting data, organizing data, interpreting results, identifying variables, formulating hypotheses, experimenting, predicting, and model building. (ML)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Higher Education, Process Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Rhodes, Samuel B. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1986
Offers an alternative to kymography systems for undergraduates in physiology courses. Explains how an easy-to-build transducer can be used for recording diverse physiological phenomena. Reviews the theory of transducer function and explains the performance of the microcomputer kymography. (ML)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Higher Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Cocanour, Barbara; Bruce, Alease S. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Shows how the natural membrane of a decalcified chicken egg can demonstrate the principle of osmosis within a single class period. Various glucose and saline solutions used, periods of time, physiological effects experiments, and correction for differences in initial weights are noted. (DH)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Demonstrations (Educational), Diffusion (Physics)
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Snyder, John A. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1981
Describes a lysozyme assay for use in the biology classroom to teach enzymology. Provides background information, materials and methods, sources of lysozyme, and evaluation of the assay. (DS)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Culturing Techniques, Higher Education