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Hiner, Albert K. – Community College Frontiers, 1973
Article described the purpose of the Green Turnip Survival Systems learning programs. (Author/RK)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Objectives, Humanities, Program Development
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Lochhead, Jack; Collura, John – Physics Teacher, 1981
Discusses laboratory investigations designed to allow students to solve problems without using predetermined mathematical formulas. As a result, laboratory problems force students to think. In addition, some students formulate their own mathematical relationships and enhance their understanding of the connection between mathematics and…
Descriptors: College Science, Engineering, Engineering Education, Higher Education
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García-Carmona, Antonio; Criado, Ana M.; Cruz-Guzmán, Marta – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
A diagnostic study is presented of the prior experiences, conceptions, and pedagogical valuations of prospective primary teachers (PPTs) about experimental activities (ExA's) in science education. The participants were 121 PPTs who, in small teams, responded to various questions related to ExA. Their responses were analysed interpretively with…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Science Education, Science Experiments
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Hsu, Jeremy L.; Rowland-Goldsmith, Melissa – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2021
The transition to online learning in spring 2020 was abrupt for both students and instructors. While many instructors moved to asynchronous classes, some institutions relied more heavily on synchronous online courses. Here, we evaluate student perceptions of an inquiry-based molecular biology lecture and lab course following this transition by…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Molecular Biology, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Gosling, Chris – Physics Teacher, 2021
While laboratories have long been associated with introductory physics courses, there is doubt as to whether they positively impact student learning. Holmes and Wieman found that students who elected to take optional laboratories fared no better across a range of metrics than their counterparts who did not participate. In addition, these…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Introductory Courses, Laboratory Experiments
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Goodey, Nina M.; Talgar, Cigdem P. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2016
Many biochemistry laboratory courses expose students to laboratory techniques through pre-determined experiments in which students follow stepwise protocols provided by the instructor. This approach fails to provide students with sufficient opportunities to practice experimental design and critical thinking. Ten inquiry modules were created for a…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Biochemistry, Laboratory Experiments, Learning Modules
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Daconta, Lisa V.; Minger, Timothy; Nedelkova, Valentina; Zikopoulos, John N. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
A new, general approach to the organic chemistry laboratory is introduced that is based on learning about organic chemistry techniques and research methods by exploring the natural products found in local native plants. As an example of this approach for the Sonoran desert region, the extraction of jojoba oil and its transesterification to…
Descriptors: Organic Chemistry, Fuels, Science Laboratories, Natural Resources
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Brown, Virginia, Ed. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 1976
The role of "cookbooks" in the learning disabilities program is compared to that of kitchen cookbooks, and reviewed is one example of the "cookbook" approach to remedial activities. (DB)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Exceptional Child Education
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Genné-Bacon, Elizabeth A.; Wilks, Jessica; Bascom-Slack, Carol – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2020
Course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) are an effective way to expose large numbers of students to authentic research, yet most laboratory courses still use traditional "cookbook" methods. While barriers to using CUREs have been captured postimplementation, little is known about the decision mindset before implementation…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Decision Making, Student Research, Research Projects
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Ha, Sangwoo; Kim, Minchul – Science & Education, 2020
Experiment is understood as a core activity in science education as well as science in general. Despite many efforts to improve science education in the laboratory, a cookbook style of verification experiments often dominate school science. In this study, we conducted an open laboratory activity that provided students with an opportunity to think…
Descriptors: Science Experiments, Physics, Motion, Academically Gifted
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Pillay, Ché S. – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2020
Jupyter notebooks are widely used for data analysis across a large number of scientific disciplines. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, I developed a series of computational exercises using the Jupyter notebook to replace the laboratory exercises usually undertaken in my course. My students had no prior coding knowledge and therefore these…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Hung, Jeng-Fung; Tsai, Chun-Yen – Journal of Baltic Science Education, 2020
Previous studies on the effectiveness of virtual laboratories for learning have shown inconsistent results over the past decade. The purpose of this research was to explore the effects of a virtual laboratory and meta-cognitive scaffolding on students' data modeling competences. A quasi-experimental design was used. Three classes of eighth graders…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Computer Simulation, Comparative Analysis, Science Laboratories
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Erduran, Sibel; El Masri, Yasmine; Cullinane, Alison; Ng, Y. P. D. – International Journal of Science Education, 2020
High stakes examinations can have profound implications for how science is taught and learned. Limitations of school science such as the 'cookbook problem' can potentially be addressed if high stakes assessments target learning outcomes that are innovative. For example, less mindless procedural engagement and more thoughtful consideration of…
Descriptors: Science Tests, High Stakes Tests, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries
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Carmel, Justin H.; Ward, Joseph S.; Cooper, Melanie M. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
One of the most mystifying products on the market for people at any age is the glow stick: a plastic tube that, when snapped, creates a flood of bright, brilliantly colored light without the use of electricity or significant production of heat. In this case, the chemiluminescence reaction also provides an exciting phenomenon through which we can…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Science Laboratories, College Science
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Meyer, Daniel Z. – Physics Teacher, 2017
Young's double-slit experiment is one of the most historically significant works in physics, and one that is easily done in an introductory physics class. It is also an excellent example of an investigation that allows us to infer the nature of phenomena beyond direct observation. Unfortunately, perhaps because of this, it is often also an…
Descriptors: Student Centered Curriculum, Active Learning, Inquiry, Science Experiments
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