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Tessier, Jack – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2013
Cell phones have become ubiquitous in society, but they are typically seen as a problem in the classroom. This study was designed to assess the perspective of students regarding the use of cell phones as academic tools in the classroom. The author encouraged students to use their cell phones in an environmental issues course to find data and other…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Handheld Devices, Classroom Environment, Environmental Education
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Fox, Cecilia M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2007
Three local colleges in the Lehigh Valley collaborate on a service-learning project called Brain Awareness Day to enhance neuroscience literacy among the public regarding the functions of the brain and benefits of brain research. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Service Learning, Brain, Learning Experience, Literacy
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Singh, Chandralekha – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2002
The author and colleagues have designed an Exploration Center to supplement lecture-oriented teaching in large introductory physics courses. At the center, students perform hands-on homework problems derived from lecture demonstrations. The style of exploration problems is conceptual and open ended. Methods are discussed for integrating…
Descriptors: Homework, Physics, Lecture Method, Science Curriculum
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DeLorenzo, Ronald – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Presents a simple, 10-item quiz designed to make students aware that they must learn laboratory safety. The items include questions on acid/base accidents, several types of fire extinguishers, and safety glassses. Answers and some explanations are included. (DH)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, High Schools, Higher Education
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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