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Baumgartner, Erin; Biga, Lindsay; Bledsoe, Karen; Dawson, James; Grammer, Julie; Howard, Ava; Snyder, Jeffrey – American Biology Teacher, 2015

Quantitative literacy is essential to biological literacy (and is one of the core concepts in "Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: A Call to Action"; AAAS 2009). Building quantitative literacy is a challenging endeavor for biology instructors. Integrating mathematical skills into biological investigations can help build…

Descriptors: Numeracy, Biology, College Science, Science Instruction

Adams, Dennis; Hamm, Mary – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2008

This book builds on the social nature of learning to provide useful suggestions for reaching reluctant learners. It is based on the assumption that instruction that focuses on students' interests and builds on collaborative and differentiated learning will allow students to move from believing they "can't do mathematics or science" to a feeling of…

Descriptors: Middle Schools, Student Interests, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving

Sharp, Janet; Lutz, Tracie; LaLonde, Donna E. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2015

Cultures need to accurately record dates and times for various societal purposes, ranging from knowing when to plant crops to planning travel. In ancient times, the sun and moon were used as measurement devices because of the scientific understanding of the physical world at that time. Ancient timekeepers monitored celestial events and either used…

Descriptors: Measurement Techniques, Astronomy, Grade 6, Summer Programs

Miller, Bridget; Martin, Christie – Science and Children, 2016

The idea of notebooking is not new in the science classroom. Since the mid-1970s, writing has been found to facilitate students' critical thinking and learning across a variety of content areas. For science educators, notebooks have become an essential tool for supporting students' scientific inquiry in and across concepts. Scientific notebooks…

Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Interactive Video, Handheld Devices

Woolverton, Christopher J.; Woolverton, Lyssa N. – American Biology Teacher, 2006

Toilet paper (TP) composition and physical characteristics were used to model scientific investigations that combined several "National Science Education Standards." Experiments with TP permitted the integration of TP history, societal change resulting from invention, mathematics (including geometry and statistics), germ theory, and personal…

Descriptors: Science Experiments, Science Instruction, Microbiology, Hygiene

Berlin, Donna F., Comp. – 1995

This document is a compilation of lesson plans designed to teach math/science concepts that have appeared in the journal "School Science and Mathematics". The activities combine important mathematics and science fundamentals in a single lesson and have been tested by classroom teachers. The lesson plans include concepts, objectives, rationale,…

Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Hands on Science, Integrated Curriculum

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Simmons, Patricia E.; Wiley, Clyde – Science Teacher, 1993

Describes several student-tested activities built around "Jurassic Park." The activities feature students engaged in role-playing scenarios, investigative research projects, journal writing and communications skills activities, cooperative learning groups, and learning experiences that make use of reading skills and mathematical knowledge. (PR)

Descriptors: Biology, Cooperative Learning, Dinosaurs, Films

East Texas State Univ., Commerce. Educational Development and Training Center. – 1992

This packet contains nine lesson plans for integrated academic and vocational education courses. Lesson plans for the following courses are included: industrial technology, automotive technology, English, mathematical applications, science, home economics, and mathematics. Some of the topics covered are as follows: mechanical drawing, automobile…

Descriptors: Academic Education, Behavioral Objectives, Communications, Competence

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Markham, Claire A.; McKone, Harold T. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1993

Describes the set up, organization, structure, and evaluation of an interdisciplinary course on science, technology, and needs of society. (PR)

Descriptors: College Science, Course Descriptions, Educational Technology, Higher Education

East Texas State Univ., Commerce. Educational Development and Training Center. – 1992

This packet contains 29 lesson plans for integrated academic and vocational education courses. Lesson plans for the following courses are included: algebra, health occupations education, English, biology, laboratory mathematics, and health care sciences. Some of the topics covered are as follows: statistics, vital signs, graphing, ethics, special…

Descriptors: Academic Education, Behavioral Objectives, Communications, Competence

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Caprio, M. W. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1994

Comments on the Society for College Science Teachers position paper on introductory college-level science courses and encourages two-year college science faculty to respond. (PR)

Descriptors: College Faculty, College Science, Introductory Courses, Position Papers

Quality Education for Minorities Network, Washington, DC. – 2000

This guide is a resource for K-8 teachers, college student tutors, parents, and others engaged in learning activities to help primary, elementary, and middle school students learn mathematics and science. It presents a collection of activities adapted from printed and electronic sources which help motivate student interest in mathematics and…

Descriptors: Elementary Education, Experiential Learning, Hands on Science, Mathematics Activities

Gleason, Donna; Watten, Cynthia – 1994

A thematic approach provides the best opportunity for children to discover the linkage among science, mathematics, and language arts. This document examines the different physical properties of water in the forms of frost, snowflakes, snow, and ice. The seven integrated investigations explore freezing, melting, insulation, how snow affects the…

Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary Education, Integrated Activities, Language Arts

Hemmerich, Hal; And Others – 1994

This book provides teachers with strategies to engage students actively in learning and focuses on the mathematics and science curricula for the middle and high school years. The strategies selected facilitate connections between the familiar and the unfamiliar. This method promotes learning that students find relevant. The 14 strategies have been…

Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), High Schools, Intermediate Grades, Learning Strategies

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Glick, David – Physics Teacher, 1995

Presents a technique that helps students concentrate more on the science and less on the mechanics of algebra while dealing with introductory physics formulas. Allows the teacher to do complex problems at a lower level and not be too concerned about the mathematical abilities of the students. (JRH)

Descriptors: Algebra, Chemistry, Equations (Mathematics), Mathematics