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Bendall, Sophie; Birdsall-Wilson, Max; Jenkins, Rhodri; Chew, Y. M. John; Chuck, Christopher J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
Chemical engineering is rarely encountered before higher-level education in the U.S. or in Europe, leaving prospective students unaware of what an applied chemistry or chemical engineering degree entails. In this lab experiment, we report the implementation of a three-day course to showcase chemical engineering principles for 16-17 year olds…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemical Engineering, Science Laboratories, Laboratory Experiments
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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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Gorospe, Kelvin D.; Fox, Bradley K.; Haverkort-Yeh, Roxanne D.; Tamaru, Clyde S.; Rivera, Malia Ana J. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2013
We present a hands-on, inquiry-based activity exploring how CO[subscript 2] input to seawater affects the skeletons of several species of reef-building corals and other marine organisms by testing for changes in pH and calcium ion concentrations. Originally developed to inspire and recruit high school students in the state of Hawai'i into the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Inquiry, Oceanography, Scientific Concepts
House, Peggy A., Ed. – 1990
The School Science and Mathematics Association seeks to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics and science and to promote the integration and interrelationships among these disciplines. This monograph presents 20 articles that have appeared in the association's journal, "School Science and Mathematics," between the years of 1905 and 1988…
Descriptors: Algebra, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Garland, Eva R.; Garland, Harry T. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2006
A summer course was developed with the goal of preparing girls to succeed in secondary school chemistry. Group work and mathematical, logical, and laboratory skills were stressed in the course, with minimal emphasis on memorization. Students who took the summer course ranked statistically higher during their first semester of high school chemistry…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Chemistry, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction
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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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Gelfand, I. M., Ed. – Quantum, 1991
Describes the Mathematics Correspondence School that was organized in late 1960s and still directed by the author, to serve about 1,000 Russian secondary students in small cities and remote villages. Discusses this project's extension to other disciplines, and the introduction of English versions of the school's textbooks via this regular journal…
Descriptors: Correspondence Schools, Correspondence Study, Foreign Countries, Independent Study
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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
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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Guinan, Tricia; Stephens, Larry – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988
Considers three questions regarding computer science courses: (1) Can performance be predicted?; (2) Does a solid mathematical background provide the student with an advantage?; and (3) Is gender a factor in performance or aptitude? Reports a strong math background was related to achievement in a beginning course while gender was not related. (MVL)
Descriptors: Achievement, Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Computer Uses in Education
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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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Gjertsen, Margaret; Risley, John S. – The Physics Teacher, 1987
This document was developed to help teachers locate computer software to enhance the teaching of traditional physics at all educational levels. It contains a table listing approximately 900 packages. The table is organized by type of computer (Apple II, Atari, Commodore, IBM PC, Macintosh, and TRS-80) and is alphabetized first by publisher and…
Descriptors: Astronomy, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education
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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
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