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Kalman, Calvin – Science & Education, 2010
This paper is centered on getting students to understand the nature of science (NOS) by considering historical material in relation to modern philosophers of science. This paper incorporates the methodology of contrasting cases in the calculus-based introductory physics course on optics and modern physics. Students study one philosopher all…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Calculus, Science Education, Teaching Methods
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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
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Johansson, K. E. – Physics Education, 2008
Stockholm House of Science, focusing on astronomy, biotechnology and physics for students and teachers at school, is based on the proven concept of Stockholm Science Laboratory, which was mainly devoted to physics. The House of Science has become a popular and important resource and meeting place for teachers and students, stimulating interest in…
Descriptors: Science Interests, Physics, Science Laboratories, Biotechnology
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Spradley, Joseph L. – Physics Teacher, 1990
Described are the contributions of 15 women astronomers to the modern understanding of the stars. Discussed are early women pioneers, early spectrographic studies, and recent women astronomers. A list of 29 references is included. (CW)
Descriptors: Astronomy, College Science, Females, Higher Education
Collict, George – 1992
In 1990, the New Jersey Department of Education awarded the Randolph Township Board of Education a grant to evaluate the effectiveness of an existing technology learning activity called the "Magic Box", as part of the Teacher Developed Technology Education for the Nineties grant project. This document is comprised of three publications:…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Design Requirements
California State Univ., Sacramento. Academic Senate. – 1984
Designed for college-bound students, their parents, and high school teachers, counselors, and administrators in California, this statement sets forth recommendations concerning the skills, attitudes, and qualities that should be imparted by high school science programs and the curriculum and courses to impart them. Prefactory material provides…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Biology, Chemistry, College Preparation
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Drazin, Philip – Physics Education, 1987
Outlines the contents of Volume II of "Principia" by Sir Isaac Newton. Reviews the contributions of subsequent scientists to the physics of fluid dynamics. Discusses the treatment of fluid mechanics in physics curricula. Highlights a few of the problems of modern research in fluid dynamics. Shows that problems still remain. (CW)
Descriptors: Books, College Science, Fluid Mechanics, Foreign Countries
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Smith, W. – Physics Education, 1987
Proposes a mathematical computer model for the behavior of liquids using the classical dynamic principles of Sir Isaac Newton and the molecular dynamics method invented by other scientists. Concludes that other applications will be successful using supercomputers to go beyond simple Newtonian physics. (CW)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, College Science, Computer Uses in Education, Fluid Mechanics