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Candal, Carmen – NCSSSMST Journal, 2012
The effectiveness of five different enzymes as treatments against Staphylococcus biofilm growth was measured in the presence of antibiotics and alone. Protease was the least effective enzyme in biofilm removal with all antibiotics, and pectinase was the most effective with dicloxacillin and clindamycin. Also, dicloxacillin was the most effective…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Comparative Analysis, Control Groups, Biochemistry
Joseph, Thomas – NCSSSMST Journal, 2011
In an evening seminar held in the Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA) auditorium, Lisa Anderson-Shaw, Director of Clinical Ethics Consulting Service at the University of Illinois Medial Center, posed a scenario that inspired a thirty-minute discussion of contemporary bioethics, during which speaker and students untangled issues of patient…
Descriptors: Ethics, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Seminars
Hutchison, Donna; Warshaw, Steve – NCSSSMST Journal, 2011
Recognizing the potential of talented students, dedicated educators, and innovative leaders, NCSSSMST and Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, convened a Roundtable for NCSSSMST STEM Leaders at Research Triangle Park, North Carolina on April 28-29, 2011. The product of the Roundtable will be a blueprint for STEM research in high schools that…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Talent, Educational Innovation, STEM Education
Lindeman, Cheryl A. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2010
Teachers enjoy the benefits of having former students return into their lives. With today's social media the connections are instant and/or searchable. This author is one that makes an effort to stay in touch with graduates, finding that during the reconnection process she learns many things about their adventures, research, and views on life. She…
Descriptors: High Schools, Instruction, Alumni, Social Networks
Teahan, John; Sharp, Brian – NCSSSMST Journal, 2002
Discusses positive effects of digital photography on the teaching of mathematics and cost-effectiveness for schools. Discusses appropriate digital camera resolution, storage, printers, and handheld options for classroom use. (KHR)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Technology, Instructional Development
Blatt, Joel H. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2001
Discusses the transition process of research students from high school to college. Explains how teachers can help these students to find the right college encouraging undergraduate research and includes advice for research faculty advisors. Includes 29 references. (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: College Choice, Higher Education, Research, Research Methodology
Coleman, Elizabeth – NCSSSMST Journal, 1996
Argues that the absence of a relationship between doing science and the teaching of science is the problem behind schools' failure to improve the quality of instruction or the quantity of interest. That dissociation is attributed to fundamental working assumptions and the structures deriving from them that have dominated education in this century.…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
Dods, Richard F. – NCSSSMST Journal, 1996
Discusses experiences with the use of problem-based learning as applied to knowledge-rich biochemistry courses. Concludes that problem-based learning is not only effective in promoting habits of mind that support higher order thinking but also a powerful vehicle for conveying knowledge by imparting separate bits of knowledge as interconnected…
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Course Organization, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
Lyublinskaya, Irina – NCSSSMST Journal, 1996
A mathematical preview program in physics was developed at the Arkansas School for Mathematics and Sciences to introduce students to mathematical concepts, then use these as tools in physics while concurrently studying them in mathematics. The topics and time frame for the mathematical preview in calculus-based physics courses is presented, along…
Descriptors: Calculus, Course Organization, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
Laurenson, David J. – NCSSSMST Journal, 1995
Describes a model to illustrate the range of beliefs that mathematics teachers may hold about how mathematics should be taught. The model explored relates philosophy and beliefs through a study of the literature. Concludes that faculty development is one way to change beliefs and break the cycle that perpetuates the traditional approach to…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Conventional Instruction, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
Froning, Michael – NCSSSMST Journal, 1995
Challenges the perception that students' research capabilities are limited to historical topics. Suggests that every student can do subject-based mathematical research on topics of importance within their normal curricula. By having opportunities to do research-oriented mathematics, students can connect what they are studying with the mathematics…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Educational Strategies, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary Education
Chen, Wei R.; Troelstra, Arne A. – NCSSSMST Journal, 1998
When a rotating figure skater's fully extended arms are pulled back toward the torso, the angular velocity is noticeably increased and the kinetic energy of the skater can also be shown to increase. Discusses the change of the kinetic energy during such a process, and the work necessary for such an increase is derived using a dynamic equilibrium…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Physics), Athletics, Calculus, Energy
Kennedy, Susan; Street, Terri – NCSSSMST Journal, 1998
Surveys the wide range of uses of student portfolios in secondary and higher education. Suggestions include using the portfolio to cultivate reflective thinking about learning and as a document submitted with college admission applications. (DDR)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, College Admission, Educational Strategies, Evaluation Methods
Boothe, Diane; Sethna, Beheruz – NCSSSMST Journal, 1996
Describes a unique model that provides challenging collegiate opportunities for academically talented high school juniors and seniors. The program is residential and students are enrolled in regular college coursework. (DDR)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academically Gifted, Acceleration (Education), Advanced Students
Palmisano, Michael; And Others – NCSSSMST Journal, 1995
Describes the Integrated Learning System. This system was developed by the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy for decision making about curriculum, instruction, and student assessment consistent with the overarching goal of nurturing understanding through integrative ways of knowing. Discusses the impact of the system on student achievement…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies, Holistic Approach
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