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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
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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
Nemirovsky, Ricardo, Ed.; Rosebery, Ann S., Ed.; Solomon, Jesse, Ed.; Warren, Beth, Ed. – Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Bks), 2005
This book re-examines the dichotomy between the everyday and the disciplinary in mathematics and science education, and explores alternatives to this opposition from points of view grounded in the close examination of complex classroom events. It makes the case that students' everyday experience and knowledge in their entire manifold forms matter…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Science Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Instructional Design
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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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Friend, Harold; And Others – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1989
Determines how the use of a science education program affected selected ninth-grade students' comprehension of science reading material. The different effects of the program depended on students' reading and mathematics scores. (Author/YP)
Descriptors: Grade 9, Newspapers, Reading Comprehension, Science Activities
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Rhoton, Jack – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1993
Discusses the current and future roles of two-year colleges in science, mathematics, and engineering education. (PR)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, College Science, Earth Science
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
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
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Language Services Branch. – 1994
This teachers guide is the French translation of the second cycle for the secondary science curriculum. The document is presented in six sections. The first section provides a historic overview of the secondary school science program that emphasizes the Science, Technology, and Society approach. The second section discusses what the science class…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Concept Formation, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Foreign Countries
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Celestino, Teresa; Marchetti, Fabio – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
Educating future scientists and citizens is more effective if students are guided to correctly apply what they learned in school to their daily lives. This experience-based work is focused on the study of a well-known commercial product: cat litter. This material offers different starting points for a critical examination. Questions related to…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Chemistry, High School Students, Science Instruction
Disinger, John F.; Lisowski, Marylin – 1986
Developed to highlight the interrelationships between and among science, technology, society, and the environment, this guide offers educators ideas and activities, and identifies resources for instruction at the elementary and secondary school level. Introductory comments explain and support the role and importance of environmental education in…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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Jenkins, E. W. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1994
Examines the public's lack of understanding and interest in science. Places much of the blame on the perception of science as a dense yet pristine discipline divorced from everyday concerns. Criticizes the concept of science as independent of social construction and argues for instruction emphasizing relationships between science and society. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Environmental Education, Epistemology, Instruction
Bazin, Maurice; Tamez, Modesto – 2002
Throughout history, people of all cultures have used math and science in everyday life and contributed a wealth of ideas to these disciplines. However, math and science textbooks generally focus on the contributions of Western culture. This book was created to help teachers explore the contributions of other cultures. Through exploring real-life…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, General Mathematics
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Mayer, Victor J.; Fortner, Rosanne – School Science and Mathematics, 1986
Stamps were used in a study which assumed that the frequency with which topics (in this case the water environment and its characteristics) were depicted on stamps would be a reflection of the interest that society as a whole held for that topic. Implications for science teaching are addressed. (JN)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Marine Education
Dayton, Rebecca; Edwards, Carrie; Sisler, Michelle – 2000
This packet contains a unit on teaching about volcanoes. The following question is addressed: How do volcanoes affect human life? The unit covers approximately three weeks of instruction and strives to present volcanoes in an holistic form. The five subject areas of art, language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies are integrated into…
Descriptors: Art, Earth Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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