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Liu, Dennis – Cell Biology Education, 2005
The debate over teaching evolution has once again reached a fever pitch in the United States. Earnest nineteenth-century clashes between scientific and religious worldviews have given way to the politically charged arguments of creation science and now intelligent design. The Web site of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE;…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Evolution, Science Education, Educational Legislation
Safford, Barbara Ripp – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2005
This article presents a brief review of some new school science reference works. Two of the sources are traditional, while one is considered experimental. The two traditional reference works reviewed are "The American Heritage Children's Science Dictionary" for upper elementary grades, and "The American Heritage Student Science Dictionary" for…
Descriptors: Reference Materials, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Education, Dictionaries
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Dehne, Tim – Analytical Chemistry, 1990
Discussed are various ways that microcomputers can be interfaced to laboratory equipment to control laboratory applications. A general overview is given including advantages and disadvantages of different interfaces. Different software tools currently available are examined. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Computer Interfaces, Computer Software
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Wulfson, Stephen, Ed. – Science and Children, 1987
Provides reviews of six computer software programs designed for use in elementary science education programs. Provides the title, publisher, grade level, and descriptions of courseware on ant farms, drugs, genetics, beachcombing, matter, and test generation. (TW)
Descriptors: Animals, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Software Reviews
Eiser, Leslie – Classroom Computer Learning, 1988
Discusses some of the attributes of effective tutorial software programs. Describes four science programs that focus on the physical and earth sciences, and highlights some of their features that are proposed as features of high-quality educational software. (TW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Software Reviews, Computer Uses in Education
Classroom Computer Learning, 1987
Reviews several computer software programs appropriate for educational use. Includes reviews of a graphic environmental operating system, a writers workshop, an exploration of an artificial intelligence program, and a microcomputer based laboratory (MBL) package. Provides information on hardware, grade level, purchasing, and strengths and…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Software Reviews
Lockwood, Russ; And Others – Personal Computing, 1988
Contains articles which review communications software. Includes "Crosstalk Mark 4,""ProComm,""Freeway Advanced,""Windows InTalk,""Relay Silver," and "Smartcom III." Compares in terms of text proprietary, MCI upload, Test ASCII, Spreadsheet Proprietary, Text XMODEM, Spreadsheet XMODEM, MCI Download, Documentation, Support and Service, ease of use,…
Descriptors: Communications, Computer Networks, Computer Software, Computer Software Reviews
Lockwood, Russ – Personal Computing, 1988
Lists general purpose communication programs for personal computers along with manufacturers' names and addresses, key data on each product, and comments. Includes memory requirements, price, BAUD rates, terminals, and protocols. Sixty-four manufacturers are listed. (CW)
Descriptors: Communications, Computer Networks, Computer Software, Computer Software Reviews
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Dewhurst, D. G.; And Others – Journal of Biological Education, 1988
Describes two computer simulation programs, "Nerve Physiology" and "Frog Heart," as practical alternatives to the use of live animals in class experiments. Discusses the potential of computer simulation as a feasible alternative to experiments with animals in the classroom laboratory. (CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Computer Simulation, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
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Dunn, A.; And Others – Journal of Biological Education, 1988
This article describes a computer simulation of bacterial physiology during growth in a chemostat. The program was designed to help students to appreciate and understand the related effects of parameters which influence plasmid persistence in bacterial populations. (CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, College Science, Computer Simulation, Computer Software
Parham, Charles – Classroom Computer Learning, 1988
Discusses some of the improvements made recently in computerized speech and some questions about using such technology in classrooms. Describes the hardware needed for speech software. Provides a directory of what is currently available in speech-based products. (TW)
Descriptors: Artificial Speech, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Science, Computer Software Reviews
S-STS Reporter, 1988
Discusses characteristics of instructional modules that deal with the relationship between science, technology, and society (STS). Provides reviews of 14 print modules and one video that cover such topics as air and water quality, consumer science, genetics, nuclear energy, space, and technological issues. (TW)
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Education
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Hanson, David – Chemical and Engineering News, 1988
Summarizes "The Science Report Card" representing the fifth assessment by National Assessment of Education Progress done in 1986. Discusses the trends and reasons of the report data. (YP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Rudolph, Emanuel D. – BioScience, 1988
This article reviews the treatment of lichens in 93 different introductory North American botany textbooks. Topics considered are questions of relationship, independent survival, reproduction, definition, and scientific name. The author reports that treatment is uneven and often includes incomplete or erroneous information which may persist…
Descriptors: Botany, College Science, Higher Education, Science Education
Milburn, Ken – Personal Computing, 1988
Provides a general review of the field of Computer-Aided Design Software including specific reviews of "Autosketch,""Generic CADD,""Drafix 1 Plus,""FastCAD," and "Autocad Release 9." Brief articles include "Blueprint for Generation,""CAD for Every Department,""Ideas…
Descriptors: Computer Graphics, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Computer Software Reviews
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