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Carr, Jeremy M.; Carr, June M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2016
Chemical laboratory safety education is often synonymous with boring, dry, drawn-out lectures. In an effort to challenge this norm and stimulate vivid learning opportunities about laboratory safety, college chemistry classes analyzed a short, humorous video clip of a character, named Mr. Bean, who visits a chemistry laboratory and commits several…
Descriptors: Laboratory Safety, Chemistry, Safety Education, Vignettes
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Ghent, Cindy – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2010
Students are scientifically literate when they can read material about science and intelligently communicate their viewpoints, comments, and critiques, using scientific vocabulary and applying the ideas of the process and nature of science. As part of their normal class, 80 students were asked to find an article on the internet, read it, and then…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Internet, Science Education, Higher Education
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Simon, Beth; Taylor, Jared – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2009
The authors examined student and faculty opinions regarding the use of detailed learning goals in three courses. Students reported the use of learning goals to be positive, aiding them with studying, in lectures, and in determining the important material to learn. Likewise, faculty indicated that using learning goals was a positive experience,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Science Curriculum
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Cundell, Diana; Pierce, John D., Jr. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2009
A survey was conducted with undergraduate students, ranging from freshmen to seniors, who are currently enrolled at Philadelphia University to identify variables affecting classroom interactions. Data were examined using a commercially available statistical package (Minitab for Windows) and comparisons were made using unpaired t-tests. This paper…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Motivation, Teacher Student Relationship
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Edgcomb, Michelle; Britner, Shari L.; McConnaughay, Kelly; Wolffe, Robert – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2008
Science 101 was designed by a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional team, with leadership from the Departments of Biology and Teacher Education, and participation by faculty in the Departments of Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics, the College of Engineering, and master teachers from school districts in the state of Illinois. Their goal was to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Education Majors, Preservice Teachers, Academic Achievement
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Hatcher, Philip J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Discusses a program in which research groups consisting of faculty, undergraduate students, and graduate students worked on projects in computer graphics, automatic-code generation, or computer-aided instruction. Cites several positive outcomes for students when research is made relevant to the technical subject studied. (RT)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Computer Uses in Education