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Ornek, Funda – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2008
In this paper, I discuss different types of models in science education and applications of them in learning and teaching science, in particular physics. Based on the literature, I categorize models as conceptual and mental models according to their characteristics. In addition to these models, there is another model called "physics model" by the…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Education, Models, Classification
Goetz, Susan Gibbs – Scarecrow Press, 2007
"Science for Girls: Successful Classroom Strategies" looks at how girls learn, beginning with the time they are born through both the informal and formal education process. In the author's current role as professor of science education, Dr. Goetz has surveyed hundreds of female elementary education majors in their junior and senior year of…
Descriptors: Education Majors, Single Sex Schools, Elementary Education, Females
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Muhoz, Romualdo; Quiles, Maria J. – Journal of Biological Education, 2003
In this article the effect of light quality on the size of the photosystem II (PSII) light harvesting complex (LHCII) is studied by measuring the chlorophyll fluorescence emitted by leaf sections of oat ("Avena sativa," var. Prevision) plants previously treated with either white light or with light filtered through blue, green, red or farred…
Descriptors: Advanced Students, Optics, Physiology, Biochemistry
Thomsett, Michael C. – Graduating Engineer, 1988
Reviews a number of tests that persons applying for engineering jobs may encounter including drugs, honesty, polygraph, personality and job skills tests. Discusses some problems with tests. Defines discrimination in hiring. States that job applicants usually will not take a test for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, College Students, Employment Practices, Employment Qualifications
Weinstein, Bob – Graduating Engineer, 1988
Asks engineering graduates 15 questions to help them evaluate their potential for a management career. Explains the relevance of each question. Discusses self improvement strategies. Suggests some job search strategies for graduating engineers. (CW)
Descriptors: Business Administration, College Science, College Students, Employment Opportunities
Basta, Nicholas – Graduating Engineer, 1988
Reviews topics from editorials in "Graduating Engineer" in the 1980's. Discusses the state of the economy at present, as well as new technology and jobs in engineering fields. Cites manufacturing excellence as a present theme in the engineering field. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, College Students, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns
Trippe, William L. – Graduating Engineer, 1988
Describes the importance of communication skills to engineers. Gives a step by step method for preparing and giving a professional presentation at the corporate level in engineering. Suggests uses of graphic aids in presentations. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, College Students, Communication Skills, Engineering
Basta, Nicholas – Graduating Engineer, 1988
Discusses civil engineering employment opportunities; indicates that the field is shrinking. Presents national placement and enrollment statistics. Identifies building and construction materials, and public works as areas of current and expanding opportunities. (CW)
Descriptors: Civil Engineering, College Science, College Students, Employment Opportunities
National Institutes of Health (DHHS), Bethesda, MD. – 1994
This publication contains brief descriptions of National Institutes of Health programs for underrepresented minorities, including fellowships, programs for high school students, graduate research assistantships, postdoctoral training, and programs for college students. The publication provides a description of each program, eligibility…
Descriptors: College Students, Graduate Medical Education, Graduate Students, High School Students
Basta, Nicholas – Graduating Engineer, 1988
Discusses electrical engineering employment opportunities. States that the market is showing more demand. Predicts that future job offers will be strong. Reviews several aspects of the marketplace. Suggests areas of electrical engineering that provide employment opportunities. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, College Students, Electrical Occupations, Employment Opportunities
Basta, Nicholas – Graduating Engineer, 1988
Discusses employment opportunities in optical engineering. States that demand is expanding faster than the supply of degree holders in the field. Points out that graduates from other fields are being used to fill the demand. Identifies programs that offer degrees in optical engineering. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, College Students, Demand Occupations, Employment Opportunities