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Hall, M. H. – Journal of Agronomic Education (JAE), 1989
Presented is a successfully implemented active learning project and results of a survey to assess the success of the project. Materials and methods are discussed, and an example of one project is provided. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agronomy, College Science, Higher Education
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Ediger, Marlow – Journal of Biological Education, 1989
Outlines a suggested scheme for introducing young children to the subject of classification by using pets and an investigatory approach. General objectives and introductory, developmental and culminating activities are provided. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Classification, Discovery Learning, Educational Objectives
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Kemp, Kenneth C. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1988
Describes a simple method to teach molecular geometry using styrofoam balls and velcro strips. Discusses the construction and a procedure for using the model for teaching. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Higher Education, Instructional Materials
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Kramer, David C. – Science and Children, 1988
Describes the flour beetle, "Tribolium confusum," and its life cycle, habitat, culturing requirements, and some possible uses of this beetle as a classroom animal. Discusses what children could learn from flour beetles. Explains how to get rid of beetles found in foods at home. (CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Entomology
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Louviere, James P. – Science Teacher, 1988
Describes the development of and activities used with rubber powered paper vehicles as science projects and instructional devices in junior high and high school science classes. Includes plans and instructions for building the "Lou-Vee-AirCar." (CW)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials
Hough, Ruth A.; And Others – 1996
The curriculum guide for the Academic Language and Literacy Training Project (ALLT) developed at Georgia State University is presented in this report. ALLT was a federally-funded training project designed to improve and extend the specialized training of Georgia teachers of limited-English-proficient students in the core curriculum areas of…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Curriculum Design, Elementary Secondary Education, English for Academic Purposes
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Farmelo, Graham – Physics Education, 1992
Discusses four topics presented in the science foundation course of the Open University that exemplify current developments in particle physics, in particular, and that describe important issues about the nature of science, in general. Topics include the omega minus particle, the diversity of quarks, the heavy lepton, and the discovery of the W…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
Lough, Tom – Electronic Learning, 1983
Focuses on the Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii, which has redesigned its curriculum to integrate LOGO across the entire K-4 curriculum as a tool for the teaching of other subjects. How practical problems are being overcome is discussed, and some instructional applications are described. (EAO)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Science Education, Curriculum Development
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Tillery, John T. – American Biology Teacher, 1988
This article describes how to set up a receiving station for information from satellites. Included are discussions of the benefits of using such technology and ideas for their application in biology classrooms and instructions for assembling the equipment needed to receive satellite transmissions from space. (CW)
Descriptors: Biology, Computer Uses in Education, Earth Science, Instructional Materials
Liegel, Leon H.; Thompson, Delbert – Journal of Agronomic Education (JAE), 1989
The advantages and disadvantages of poster sessions vs. oral talks are reviewed. Front-end and secondary planning, materials, and follow-up needed for poster sessions are outlined. An example session and a check list are included. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agronomy, College Science, Higher Education
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Ward, Alan – Science Activities, 1987
Suggests some of the basics and reasons for teaching balance. Explains how the concept of a cantilever can be used. Describes 25 activities for observing, testing and learning about balance. (CW)
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades
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Zwicker, Earl, Ed. – Physics Teacher, 1988
Introduces a demonstration kit for understanding conductivity by using several fruits and vegetables. Provides a parts list and assembly instructions for the "lemon screamer." (YP)
Descriptors: Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, Demonstrations (Educational), Electricity
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Taack, D. L.; And Others – Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education, 1997
Presents and discusses a video-enhanced decision case developed for use in a single learning session with little or no preparation beforehand. The content of the case is well suited to introducing and analyzing issues affecting the sustainability of farming operations. A lesson plan for using the case with extension audiences is described.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agriculture, Case Studies, Educational Media
McKittrick, Brian; Mulhall, Pamela; Gunstone, Richard – Australian Science Teachers' Journal, 1999
Describes a Conceptual Understanding Procedure (CUP) designed to improve students' understanding of difficult concepts in senior secondary physics. CUPs are based on a constructivist view of learning, target individual students' ideas, and use cooperative learning. Though designed in a physics context, CUPs have equal applicability in other…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Cooperative Learning, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Soderberg, Patti; And Others – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1994
The Genetics Construction Kit is a computer-based learning tool that simulates the phenomena of classical transmission genetics. Its construction kit approach lets users set the parameters of the problem sets to be generated. The program has been used extensively in science education research and curriculum development. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
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