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Williams, Gregory T. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2001
Presents an experiment testing three wing angles, swept-back, straight, and swept forward, to determine which of them produces the most lift in a low speed tunnel. (YDS)
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, Higher Education, Laboratory Experiments, Mechanics (Physics)
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
Sutter, Gary R. – NCSSSMST Journal, 1998
Describes a course that bridges the gap between pure science and pure technology called Pre-Engineering. This course gives junior and senior students a chance to investigate the possibility of choosing engineering as a major in college as well as to experience hands-on activities, projects, laboratories, problem solving, and computer simulations…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Computer Simulation, Cooperative Learning, Course Descriptions
Delery, Clayton J. – NCSSSMST Journal, 1998
Focuses on the need for the scientific and education communities to examine their ethical practices to try to determine how to transmit an awareness of ethical values to students. (DDR)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethical Instruction, Ethics
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
Smith, Jeffrey L. – NCSSSMST Journal, 1997
Emphasizes that distance learning is one of the most promising uses of technology for reaching and serving the needs of students located in remote sites. Suggests that special efforts must be made in planning the lesson and in the choice of technology used to deliver it. Explains the points to which attention should be given while distance…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
Carmack, Gail; Budries, Kathy – NCSSSMST Journal, 1997
Discusses the SAGE project, a Biology II project in which students analyze a specific disease by utilizing Internet resources. Poses seven problems for students and includes solutions. (ASK)
Descriptors: Biology, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
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
Atkins, Gordon; Adkin, Sally – NCSSSMST Journal, 1995
Describes a program at Andrews University developed along with the Berrien County Intermediate School District that utilizes college faculty to provide instruction to talented and motivated high school students. Explains logistics (curriculum design, administrative arrangement, and financial aspects) of the program, challenges, and benefits.…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College School Cooperation, Consortia, Curriculum Design
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