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Tra, Yolande V.; Evans, Irene M. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2010
"BIO2010" put forth the goal of improving the mathematical educational background of biology students. The analysis and interpretation of microarray high-dimensional data can be very challenging and is best done by a statistician and a biologist working and teaching in a collaborative manner. We set up such a collaboration and designed a course on…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Computer Software, Biology, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Desjardins, Steven G. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2008
In this paper we describe an interdisciplinary course on dynamics that is appropriate for nonscience majors. This course introduces ideas about mathematical modeling using examples based on pendulums, chemical kinetics, and population dynamics. The unique emphasis for a nonmajors course is on chemical reactions as dynamical systems that do more…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Kinetics, Chemistry, Spreadsheets
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Wong, Shin Y.; Connelly, Robin K.; Hartel, Richard W. – Journal of Food Science Education, 2010
The current generation of students coming into food science and engineering programs is very visually oriented from their early experiences. To increase their interest in learning, new and visually appealing teaching materials need to be developed. Two diverse groups of students may be identified based on their math skills. Food science students…
Descriptors: Foods Instruction, Curriculum Development, Engineering Education, Focus Groups
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Blanco, Francesco; La Rocca, Paola; Petta, Catia; Riggi, Francesco – European Journal of Physics, 2009
An educational model simulation of the sound produced by lightning in the sky has been employed to demonstrate realistic signatures of thunder and its connection to the particular structure of the lightning channel. Algorithms used in the past have been revisited and implemented, making use of current computer techniques. The basic properties of…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Simulation, Science Instruction, Introductory Courses
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Burkholder, Phillip R.; Purser, Gordon H.; Cole, Renee S. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2008
Intermolecular forces play an important role in many aspects of chemistry ranging from inorganic to biological chemistry. These forces dictate molecular conformation, species aggregation (including self-assembly), trends in solubility and boiling points, adsorption characteristics, viscosity, phase changes, surface tension, capillary action, vapor…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Chemistry, Molecular Structure, Science Instruction
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Jain, Duli C.; And Others – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Computer-assisted-instruction software was developed to supplement the conventional lecture-laboratory mode of instruction with another instructional aid for learning science in an individualized, nonthreatening environment. This development project was designed to teach physical concepts, mathematical techniques, and problem solving strategies.…
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Computer Software
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Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1987
Abstracts of seven selected papers from the 7th Annual Microcomputers in Education Conference are presented. Papers are included on microcomputer-based labs, teaching science with robots, microcomputer software, problem solving, computer integrated math activities, and computer assisted mathematics. (RH)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware
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Day, Roger P., Comp. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1987
Provided is an annotated bibliography on spreadsheets and the use of spreadsheets for science and mathematics. Each reference includes the following information: (1) author; (2) title of article or publication; (3) date; and (4) abstract. (RH)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Thompson, H. Bradford – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988
Provides a method to use superscripts and subscripts on the screen by using graphics screen modes. Gives two methods and provides a listing of a sample BASIC program. (MVL)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programing), Chemistry, Computer Graphics, Computer Oriented Programs
Finkel, LeRoy – 1991
This book is designed for use in an introductory, college level course on educational technology, and no prior experience with computers or computing is assumed. The first of a series on technology in the classroom, the text provides a foundation for exploring more specific topics in greater depth. The book is divided into three…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Software, Courseware
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Lyublinskaya, Irina; Zhou, George – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2008
Graphing calculators and data collection technology was integrated in an undergraduate science methods classes for preservice elementary school teachers. The study investigated whether preservice teachers' knowledge and comfort with the use of graphing calculator technology and their perspectives in the use of graphing calculator technology were…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Graphing Calculators, Teaching Methods
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Romeu, Jorge Luis – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2008
This article discusses our teaching approach in graduate level Engineering Statistics. It is based on the use of modern technology, learning groups, contextual projects, simulation models, and statistical and simulation software to entice student motivation. The use of technology to facilitate group projects and presentations, and to generate,…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Software, Engineering Education, Educational Technology
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Birk, James P., Ed. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1989
Describes two computer programs for chemistry: (1) "A Microcomputer Simulation of Fractal Electrodeposition" (provides for the study of fractal aggregrates, BASIC 4.0); and (2) "Counters on Grids" (a game to illustrate the distribution of energy). Notes the programs are available from the authors. (MVL)
Descriptors: Chemical Equilibrium, Chemistry, College Science, Computer Games
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Ganiel, Uri; Idar, Joshua – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1985
Discusses the nature of misconceptions in science and the role of teachers and students in correcting these misconceptions. Also describes a simulation program that centers on some basic topics in Newtonian mechanics, outlining its structure and examining some of the premises that served as guidelines in its design. (JN)
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Computer Software, Concept Formation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Batt, Russell H., Ed. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1988
Notes two uses of computer spreadsheets in the chemistry classroom. Discusses the general use of the spreadsheet to easily provide changing parameters of equations and then replotting the results on the screen. Presents a molecular orbital spreadsheet calculation of the LCAO-MO approach. Supplies representative printouts and graphs. (MVL)
Descriptors: Atomic Structure, Chemistry, College Science, Computer Graphics
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