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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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Hilton, Don B.; Kelley, Judith A. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1988
Explains procedures, observations, and directions for demonstrating properties of butane using reclosable plastic storage bags. States that the demonstration provides for discussion of topics such as the liquefaction of gases, heat of vaporization and refrigeration techniques, and thermodynamics. (RT)
Descriptors: College Science, Demonstrations (Educational), Heat, Motivation Techniques
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Rudolph, Sidney – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Telephone equipment and television monitors allow university faculty to provide high-quality physics courses for secondary students. Equipment, technology, and course format for this remote site instructional program are discussed. Results indicate differences in small versus large school, but participants believe the project offers a solution for…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Course Descriptions, High Schools
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Woods, Donald R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1986
Describes various resources for teaching problem-solving. They include: (1) several books with a problem-solving emphasis; (2) a workshop focusing on the attitudinal components of thinking and problem-solving; and (3) a summary of a study dealing with problem-solving in the context of high school physics. (JN)
Descriptors: Biology, Books, College Science, High Schools
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Jungerman, Nancy K.; Jungerman, John A. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Outlines a course (offered jointly by physics and applied science departments) which focuses on basic physics and nuclear war effects. Due to the emotional impact of issues discussed in the course, faculty implemented a plan which included the use of counseling professionals. (DH)
Descriptors: College Science, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Course Descriptions, Higher Education
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Goldberg, Fred M.; Shuman, James C. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1984
Compared the effectiveness of using guided-design or traditional approaches to study the energy problem in America. Examined to what extent students: (1) actually learned material; (2) perceived they learned the material; and (3) became more involved in discussing and considering solutions to energy problems. Includes course and guided-design…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Science, Conventional Instruction, Energy
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Kauffman, George B. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Examines scientific discoveries which underlie the atomic bomb and its technological development in the United States during World War II. Changing views, super-weapon development, early American efforts, production/dropping the bombs, and the Oppenheimer case are considered. (DH)
Descriptors: College Science, Higher Education, Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Physics
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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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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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Beichner, Robert J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1986
Describes a laboratory exercise that introduces physics students to graphing. Presents the program format and sample output of a computer simulation of an experiment which tests the effects of sound intensity on the crawling speed of a snail. Provides students with practice in making exponential or logarithmic graphs. (ML)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Higher Education
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Mora, Jesus T.; And Others – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1987
Describes the approach and programming emphasis of the National University of Distance Education (UNED). Specifically explains the university's summer residential workshops that focused on basic physics phenomena that were laboratory oriented. Includes examples of the course requirements and samples of the participants' opinions about the course.…
Descriptors: College Science, Course Descriptions, Distance Education, Experiential Learning
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Stannard, Carl R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1986
Describes general interest courses in physics, discussing enrollment patterns, philosophy and structure of the course, course goals, teaching methods, and student performance. Includes an outline of the laboratory syllabus for the course dealing with physics and the automobile. (JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives, Higher Education
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Kauffman, George B. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Part I (SE 537 587) briefly reviewed the scientific discoveries underlying the atomic bomb and its technological development. This part examines the implications of these events for science education. Areas considered include the nuclear arms race, nuclear winter, the Strategic Defense Initiative, and others. (DH)
Descriptors: College Science, Disarmament, Higher Education, Nuclear Energy