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Kauffman, George B. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1987
Proposes that preparative chemistry is an important and integral part of chemistry as a whole, and an excellent way to introduce students to descriptive chemistry. Provides an outline for students to follow for converting and transforming salts. Suggests a set of general guidelines for studying anion and cation transformations. (TW)
Descriptors: Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, College Science, Guidelines
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McCaughan, J. B. T. – Physics Education, 1987
Uses capillarity as an example of a problem in physics which has been explained mathematically in two different ways. Argues that only one explanation is indeed valid and demonstrates this opinion through experimentation and discussions. Proposes that mathematics should be used in physics as a tool to predict, not to explain. (TW)
Descriptors: College Science, Concept Formation, Epistemology, Higher Education
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Elliott, David L.; Nagel, Kathleen Carter – Science and Children, 1987
Indicates the inadequacies and limitations of traditionally written elementary science textbooks. Offers suggestions and provides examples for teaching more accurately and experientially the nature and process of science. Identifies several sources for enrichment of the textbook. (ML)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Experiential Learning
Penick, John E., Ed.; Meinhard-Pellens, Richard, Ed. – 1984
This document describes 10 examples of innovative and outstanding science/technology/society (STS) programs. These programs were selected using state criteria and at least four independent reviewers. While Project Synthesis offered a desired state, these examples of excellence provided views of what is already a reality. The goals of an exemplary…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Critical Thinking, Cultural Influences, Demonstration Programs
Penick, John E., Ed.; Krajcik, Joseph, Ed. – 1985
Ten examples of innovative and outstanding middle school/junior high science programs are described. These programs were selected using state criteria and at least four independent reviewers. While Project Synthesis offered a desired state, these examples of excellence provided views of what is already a reality. The goals of an exemplary science…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Demonstration Programs, Elementary School Science, Energy
Glass, Lynn W., Ed. – 1985
Eight examples of innovative and outstanding energy education programs are described. These programs were selected using state criteria and at least four independent reviewers. While Project Synthesis offered a desired state, these examples of excellence provided views of what is already a reality. The goals of an exemplary science program are…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Demonstration Programs, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
Penick, John E., Ed.; Krajcik, Joseph, Ed. – 1985
Eight examples of innovative and outstanding chemistry programs are described. These programs were selected using state criteria and at least four independent reviewers. While Project Synthesis offered a desired state, these examples of excellence provided views of what is already a reality. Included are the goals of an exemplary science program…
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Critical Thinking, Demonstration Programs
Penick, John E., Ed. – 1986
Eight examples of innovative and outstanding earth science programs are described. These programs were selected using state criteria and at least four independent reviewers. While Project Synthesis offered a desired state, these examples of excellence provided views of what is already a reality. The goals of an exemplary science program are…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Critical Thinking, Demonstration Programs, Earth Science
Frazer, M. J., Ed.; Kornhauser, A., Ed. – 1986
Questions of ethics and social responsibility are considered by many to be important issues in science education. Teachers are being exposed to the difficult task of dealing with global problems and values. This book contains papers which deal with this apparent dilemma, raising questions about the responsibilities of science educators in the…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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Tunnicliffe, Sue Dale – School Science Review, 1987
Addresses the need for providing science education for all children throughout the years of compulsory school, including students with physical impairments. Describes several modifications of equipment that can enable students with visual and orthopedic handicaps to do science activities. Lists some special modules that have been developed for…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Physical Disabilities
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Tinnesand, Michael; Chan, Alan – Science Teacher, 1987
Argues that cookbook chemistry laboratory experiments do little to teach scientific inquiry. Suggests providing students with laboratory experiences that follow the introduction of a concept and challenge students to investigate that concept through an experiment involving very few initial instructions. Lists some such challenges used in chemistry…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Inquiry, Laboratory Procedures, Learning Processes