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Tran, Lynn Uyen – Science Education, 2007
Museum educators have a longstanding presence in museums and play a significant role in the institutions' educational agenda. However, research on field trips to science museums has predominantly explored teachers' and students' perspectives with little acknowledgment of the museum educators who develop and implement the educational programs the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Field Trips, Museums, Science Instruction
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Kenkel, Father Leonard A. – Science Education, 1985
Discusses: (1) the theology of creation (religion); (2) evolution (science); and (3) scientific creationism (religious doctrine and pseudoscience). Points out that contrary to its claim, the latter is a sectarian religious doctrine in the guise of science demanding to be taught in the classroom "as a science." (JN)
Descriptors: Biology, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Creationism, Elementary Secondary Education
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Zubrowski, Bernard – Science Education, 1984
Uses examples related to a head of cabbage to discuss: (1) sensory development in children; (2) the integration of sensory and cognitive involvement; and (3) a child's mode of exploring and discovering. Also discusses why science curricula need to be organized around a paradigm that is holistic. (JN)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Franz, Judy R.; Enochs, Larry G. – Science Education, 1982
Results of a national survey to determine state certification requirements for elementary school teaching were analyzed to determine the amount of science content required. Very few states appear to be mandating sufficient science training to ensure that elementary school teachers are prepared to teach science. (PB)
Descriptors: Degree Requirements, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers
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Bowyer, Jane; And Others – Science Education, 1978
Reports a study describing children's learning about controlling variables in an environment where student autonomy is maximized and teacher controlled instruction is minimized. (SL)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Instruction
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Zoller, Uri – Science Education, 1977
Describes factors to be considered before and during implementation of new curricula. Includes question lists and suggested strategies specifically for implementing new "teacher-proof" curricula. (SL)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Curriculum Problems
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Labianca, Dominick A. – Science Education, 1975
Describes a way of teaching science designed to stimulate interest among non-science majors to help make science a more meaningful subject to them. Attention is focused on the study of a particular type of air pollution and on the use of the discipline of art to examine the effects of this pollution. (EB)
Descriptors: Air Pollution, College Science, General Education, Higher Education
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Wilson, John T. – Science Education, 1981
Describes the operation of TESTS (A Test Exchange for Service Teachers of Science) which searches out, solicits, reviews, and catalogs test materials. Organization of existing nonpublished instruments is described. Implications are made for future test development in science education. (CS)
Descriptors: College Science, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Romesburg, H. Charles – Science Education, 1979
Describes Eleusis, a card game invented in the mid-1950s to stimulate various features of scientific inquiry. The analogies between Eleusis and scientific methods are also discussed to illustrate the effectiveness of this game for reinforcing science teaching. (HM)
Descriptors: Classroom Games, Cognitive Processes, Educational Games, Educational Media
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Reinhartz, Judy – Science Education, 1978
Presents a student centered science curriculum model utilizing inquiry strategy and language rich experiences to develop student skills of questioning, thinking, speaking, listening, and reading. (SL)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Elementary School Science, Inquiry
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Lazaro, Timothy R. – Science Education, 1978
Presents environmental education field exercises which illustrate the influence of urbanization on land surface. A practical example with the appropriate data analysis is included. (SL)
Descriptors: Ecology, Environmental Education, Field Experience Programs, Field Instruction
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Rice, Marian; Linn, Marcia C. – Science Education, 1978
Examines a free choice program and ways seventh graders choose their own activities in five science categories: (1) Mechanical; (2) Physics; (3) Chemistry; (4) Biology, and (5) Combinational. Results suggest that the challenge format for the activities allows students to practice what they have learned and consolidate their knowledge. (HM)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Research, Grade 7, Instruction
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Stahl, Robert J. – Science Education, 1979
Presents specific guidelines which content-oriented science teachers can follow in order to develop subject-matter comprehension, decision-making skills, and values/moral clarification and reasoning processes in their students. (Author/HM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Curriculum, Decision Making Skills, Elementary Secondary Education
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Lunetta, Vincent N.; Hofstein, Avi – Science Education, 1981
Defines six modes of simulation that have been used in science teaching and learning. Discusses the implications of using simulations in the science classroom. (CS)
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Activities, Science Education
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Fleming, Reg – Science Education, 1989
Technological literacy including a meaning for both literacy and technology, the nature of technological knowledge, and the decision-making skills in a technological society are discussed. Suggested are implications for instruction both at the preservice level and the in-service level. (YP)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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