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Flohic, Hélène M. L. G. – Journal of Astronomy & Earth Sciences Education, 2017
A common challenge among university professors is how to best design undergraduate courses to successfully enhance students' attitudes. To compare which curriculum was more efficient at fostering a positive attitude towards science in general, I studied the impact of two different general education science courses on the attitudes of college…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Astronomy, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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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
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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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Hodson, Derek – Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2013
This article addresses some of the curriculum implications of adopting a socioscientific issues (SSIs)-oriented approach to science education, including (a) the need to provide scientific knowledge on a need-to-know basis and adapted to the complexity, multidimensionality, and fluidity of real-world situations and the constraints of particular…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science and Society, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Persuasive Discourse
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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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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
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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
Connecticut Public Television, Hartford. – 1998
These teaching guides are intended to supplement the shows of the ninth season (1998-99) of the PBS Television Series "Scientific American Frontiers." Episode 901 is entitled "Science in Paradise: Another Side of the Caribbean." The teaching guide contains information and activities on hawksbill turtles, volcanic eruptions,…
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Animals, Biological Sciences, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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
Memphis State Univ., TN. Tennessee Administrative Software Clearinghouse. – 1987
Project WILD is an interdisciplinary, supplementary environmental and conservation education program which emphasizes wildlife. This document is one guide developed by Project WILD with the specific purpose of focusing on aquatic wildlife, or any wild animals that depend upon aquatic environments for survival. The book contains instructional…
Descriptors: Animals, Conservation (Environment), Depleted Resources, Ecology
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. – 1999
This document was created to establish competency goals and objectives for teaching and learning science in North Carolina for grades K-12. It contains the concepts and theories, strands, skills, and processes upon which all science instruction should be based. In addition, the curriculum defines and illustrates the connections between the…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, National Standards, Science and Society
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