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Raje, Sonali; Krach, Michael; Kaplan, Gail – Mathematics Teacher, 2013
Concepts in mathematics are often universally applicable to other fields. A critical aspect for success in high school or college is the ability to transfer content knowledge from one discipline to another. This is especially true for material learned in the sciences and mathematics. Several studies have suggested that strong mathematical skills…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Problem Solving
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Hill, Bradford – Science Teacher, 2013
Many high school physics courses have deemphasized mathematics, which has changed the nature and role of the inquiry experiments in them. This article lays out an approach built upon an introductory unit, "Patterns in Nature," which aims to engage students in constructing their understanding of physics through contextualizing and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, High Schools, Physics
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Nashon, Samson Madera; Anderson, David; Nielsen, Wendy S. – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2009
The teaching of science, especially at pre-college and teacher education levels has undergone tremendous transformation over the years: from teacher-centred transmission to student-centred approaches rooted in constructivism. Whereas constructivism has been charged with all manner of shortfalls, it still can be of benefit to the way physics…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Constructivism (Learning), Mathematics Education, Prior Learning
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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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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
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Chamblee, Gregory E.; Slough, Scott W.; Wunsch, Gaye – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2008
This article discusses the impact of a year long professional development on high school mathematics teachers' concerns regarding the implementation of graphing calculators in their classrooms. Teachers' concerns were assessed at the beginning and end of the yearlong professional development using the Concerns Based Adoption Model Stages of…
Descriptors: Graphing Calculators, Mathematics Teachers, High Schools, Faculty Development
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
LaGuardia Community Coll., Long Island City, NY. International High School. – 1988
The International High School opened on the campus of LaGuardia Community College in September 1985, with the goal of developing basic English language proficiency through a program of substantive study in a high school/college curriculum for students of limited English language abilities. This curriculum guide presents seven areas of discussion,…
Descriptors: Career Education, Curriculum Guides, English (Second Language), Foreign Students
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Sosniak, Lauren A.; Perlman, Carole L. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1990
Maintains that U.S. education should not be studied as a single entity. Interviews 44 students to understand how their learning experiences vary across the subjects of mathematics, science, English, and history. Finds that, although instruction revolves around the textbook, it is used differently in each subject. Discusses these patterns of use,…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Course Content, Educational Research, Grade 10
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Barber, Brenda Hissong; Tomera, Audrey N. – School Science and Mathematics, 1985
A survey of Illinois biology teachers (N=156) indicates that textbooks are major factors in determining the teaching of ecology (relevant in teaching science/society issues and for developing environmental literacy). Data on textbooks used, extent of use, instructional methods, ecological concepts taught, environmental problems discussed, and…
Descriptors: Biology, Course Content, Ecology, High Schools
Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services. – 1984
This guide is intended for teachers in Hawaii to use in conjunction with the videotape program AVENUES. AVENUES is a series designed to help students understand and appreciate the practical application of skills and knowledge gained through the regular curriculum as they enter the world of work and to motivate students to begin to plan career…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Art, Career Choice, Career Development
Valencia Community Coll., Orlando, FL. – 1995
The integrated learning activities in this guide were developed by a committee of educators from Osceola District Schools, Orange County Public Schools, and Valencia Community College (Florida) for a tech prep curriculum. Included are 32 communications-related activities, 30 mathematics activities, and 10 science activities. Each activity includes…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Course Content
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA. – 2000
This document provides a framework for academic and career/technical teachers who want to raise students' achievement through real-life projects reflecting the rigorous academic and technical standards needed for further learning in the workplace and postsecondary education. The document begins with definitions of the six A's of project-based…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Case Studies, Classroom Techniques
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Neale, Martha; Kellogg, Ted – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1984
Relates the experiences of a naive computer-using teacher attempting to integrate the microcomputer into a course unit on human anatomy. Based on these experiences, advice is offered to others who are incorporating computers into their courses for the first time. (JN)
Descriptors: Biology, Computer Oriented Programs, High Schools, Microcomputers
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Weller, Herman G.; Johnson, Vivian – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1992
Describes a unit for teaching exponential change in a noncalculus physics course by having students write recursive procedures in LOGO to graphically represent linear and exponential change. Summarizes the experience of implementing the unit in a segment on radioactive decay. Modifications to the unit are suggested for teaching exponential change…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Evaluation, Exponents (Mathematics)
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