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Mayer, Victor J.; Fortner, Rosanne W. – 1987
In 1975, the Columbus Council of the Navy League of the United States provided a grant to The Ohio State University in support of a state survey to determine the level of understanding of marine information among the public school children of Ohio. In addition, it supported a summer workshop in the Humanities of the Seas conducted for teachers in…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Marine Education, Program Content, Program Descriptions
Gentner, Dedre; Jeziorski, Michael – 1987
Analogy is widely considered to be an important mechanism of scientific thinking and a source of creative insight in theory development. In this paper the implicit constraints that determine analogical soundness are considered. It first examines the constraints that govern analogical reasoning as it is predicted today. The scientific uses of…
Descriptors: Analogy, College Science, Generalization, Higher Education
Stedman, Carlton H. – 1986
The characteristics and major events of early American science are discussed in this paper. The philosophical influences and scientific practices of prominent scientists in early American time periods are examined and referenced in terms of their orientation to inquiry-oriented methods. Specific descriptions of the scientific accomplishments of…
Descriptors: College Science, Higher Education, Inquiry, Learning Strategies
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment. – 1987
Many believe that throughout history, science and technology have been major factors in shaping American society and the way of life. By changing the ways in which one interacts with another, science and technoiogy may affect the way one defines the general welfare, the way in which one views the realm of government, and the nature of the rights…
Descriptors: College Science, Governance, Government Role, Governmental Structure
Hughes, Patrick – 1976
Weather has shaped United States' culture, national character and folklore; at times it has changed the course of history. The seven accounts compiled in this publication highlight some of the nation's weather experiences from the hurricanes that threatened Christopher Columbus to the peculiar run of bad weather that has plagued American…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Influences, Meteorology, Science Education
Flynt, R. C. M. – US Office of Education, Federal Security Agency, 1946
The Student War Loans Program, officially "Loans to Students in Technical and Professional Fields (National Defense)," was one of five essential wartime programs administered by the U. S. Office of Education. The Division of Higher Education administered two of these programs, namely, the Engineering, Science and Management War Training Program…
Descriptors: Eligibility, Student Loan Programs, National Security, Part Time Employment
US Office of Education, Federal Security Agency, 1946
During the early part of the present century it became clear that in our efforts to emphasize general education we were neglecting vocational education. The agitation to correct that defect resulted in the passage of the Smith-Hughes law in 1917 and the development of an effective system of vocational education "of less than college grade" under…
Descriptors: Vocational High Schools, Vocational Education, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education
Fox, Florence C. – Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1923
The highway is close to every child's experience and plays an important part in the activities of his life. The influence of the street is second only to that of the home. The highway project holds, for that reason, an absorbing interest of children in the middle and upper grades. It presents a wide range of subject matter and an opportunity for…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Geography, Civil Engineering, Urban Schools
Nolen, Barbara; Goetz, Delia – Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1959
This "Writers' Handbook" was prepared in response to the many requests for "a book that tells how to write textbooks and other educational materials for schools." These requests have come from educators of other countries as well as from the United States. The authors believe that the handbook holds valuable information and suggestions for heads…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Guides, Instructional Design
Piltz, Albert; Gruver, William J. – Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1963
In the elementary and secondary schools, there is a movement toward a sequential instructional program which would involve the offering of a laboratory science each year from kindergarten to high school graduation. In some schools teachers have turned to science kits as a partial solution to the problems presented by restricted space, inadequate…
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary School Science, Secondary School Science, Science Laboratories
Bishop, F. L. – Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1919
Engineering schools in common with other educational institutions have been confronted with many unique problems since the outbreak of the European War in 1914. Previous to that time, an increasing number of men who entered colleges and universities elected subjects pertaining to commerce, business management, finances, etc. During the same…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering, Foreign Countries, Males
Monahan, A. C. – Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1927
This bulletin responds to frequent requests for practical information relating to equipment and supplies for teaching science in small high schools. Laboratories for science courses have been for several decades necessary parts of every high school teaching the sciences. This bulletin is a brief survey of the necessary equipment to teach the…
Descriptors: Science Education, Secondary School Science, Science Laboratories, High Schools
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Laughlin, John S. – Physics Today, 1983
Traces the development of basic radiation physics that underlies much of today's medical physics and looks separately at the historical development of two major subfields of medical physics: radiation therapy and nuclear medicine. Indicates that radiation physics has made important contributions to solving biomedical problems in medical…
Descriptors: College Science, Higher Education, Medicine, Physics
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Stranges, Anthony N. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1984
Traces the history of the electron theory of the chemical bond. Nineteenth-century ideas on electrical combination, early twentieth-century theories of electrical attraction, and the contribution of G. N. Lewis's shared electron pair are among the topics considered. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemical Bonding, Chemistry, College Science, Higher Education
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Jensen, William B. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1984
Discusses major events leading to the development of the octet rule. Three conclusions based on the work of Mendeleev, Abegg, Thompson, Kossel, Lewis, and Langmuir are considered as is the debate over the rule's validity. (JN)
Descriptors: Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding, Chemistry, College Science
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