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Hilton, Annette; Hilton, Geoff – Teaching Science, 2016
In many scientific contexts, students need to be able to use mathematical knowledge in order to engage in scientific reasoning and problem-solving, and their understanding of scientific concepts relies heavily on their ability to understand and use mathematics in often new or unfamiliar contexts. Not only do science students need high levels of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Mathematical Concepts, Problem Solving
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Rittenhouse, Robert C. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
The "atoms first" philosophy, adopted by a growing number of General Chemistry textbook authors, places greater emphasis on atomic structure as a key to a deeper understanding of the field of chemistry. A pivotal concept needed to understand the behavior of atoms is the restriction of an atom's energy to specific allowed values. However,…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Undergraduate Study, College Science
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Razzouk, Rabieh; Dyehouse, Melissa; Santone, Adam; Carr, Ronald – Science Teacher, 2014
Teachers typically teach subjects separately, but integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curriculums that focus on real-world practices are gaining momentum (NAE and NRC 2009). Before release of the "Next Generation of Science Standards" ("NGSS") (NGSS Lead States 2013), 36 states already had a…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Pollution, Science Instruction, Standards
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Lee, Hyunju; Witz, Klaus G. – International Journal of Science Education, 2009
The need for the inclusion of socio-scientific issues (SSI) into science curricula has been generally accepted, but relatively few science teachers have incorporated SSI into their courses. Most science teachers feel that their most important task by far is to teach the principles of science, and any substantive pedagogical changes represent a…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Educational Change, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
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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
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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James, Edwyn O.; And Others – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 1994
Discusses four topics: (1) provides some background to the science-technology society (STS) movement; (2) suggests an expanded STS curriculum model for topics related to energy education; (3) applies the expanded model to one example of curriculum development; and (4) draws implications from the model for developing curriculum and instruction on…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Energy Education, Models, Science and Society
Hackman, Desiree; And Others – 1994
This document is designed to provide practical information for teaching the Chemistry 20-30 Program of Studies. The first section provides an overview of Chemistry 20, explaining the program philosophy and the relationships among science, technology, and society. The use of concept connections and teaching a course around major science themes is…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Educational Resources, Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum
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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
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Serin, Gökhan – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to explore alignment between reform-based Turkish primary science curriculum and alternative assessment practices of a classroom teacher. Observational case study approach was utilized. A classroom teacher with 32 years of experience and his 31 students participated in the study. The data were collected during one…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction, Educational Change
Lisowski, Marylin – 1985
A review of representative instructional strategies and programs which focus on Science-Technology-Society (STS) themes is presented in this digest. A rationale and specific recommendations for the inclusion of an STS component in the science curriculum are offered. The options which exist for instruction of STS themes are identified and examples…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement, Interdisciplinary Approach
Brandwein, Paul F., Ed.; Passow, A. Harry, Ed. – 1988
Thirty-four authors have joined to produce this book. Among them are natural and physical scientists, psychologists, historians, writers, scholars of curriculum and instruction, teacher educators, and teachers of the young. The contributors probe many methodologies including the place of unified concepts and processes; the interaction of the…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
Ellis, Arthur B.; And Others – 1993
Many teachers and other educators have expressed a concern regarding the lack of student interest in many of the traditional science courses. To help rectify this problem a collaborative effort among educators and others concerned has led to the development of instructional materials that are more relevant to the lives of students. This document…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Demonstrations (Science), Instructional Materials, Physical Chemistry
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Beall, H.; Berka, L. H. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
Summarized are the comments of four chemists who spoke at a conference on chemistry in March 1989. Presenters included Frank H. Westheimer of Harvard University, John L. Burmeister of the University of Delaware, Henry A. Bent of the University of Pittsburgh, and Miles Pickering of Princeton University. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Conference Proceedings, Educational Trends
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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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