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Iowa Science Teachers Journal

1963

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Letter From The President, Lyle Anderson Jan 1963

Letter From The President, Lyle Anderson

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

It was my privilege to attend a conference of officers of science teacher associations for thirty-two states this summer and to see what other associations are doing.


News And Notes - Ista Affiliation With Nabt Jan 1963

News And Notes - Ista Affiliation With Nabt

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

At the fall meeting of ISTA, as the science section of ISEA, the decision was made to formally affiliate ISTA with the National Association of Biology Teachers as soon as possible.


Isea & Ista Meetings, Lyle Anderson Jan 1963

Isea & Ista Meetings, Lyle Anderson

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Information about the Iowa Science Education Association & Iowa Science Teachers’ Association to be held October 18, 1963.


News And Notes - Research Funds Available Jan 1963

News And Notes - Research Funds Available

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

A portion of the membership dues paid by each member of the Iowa Academy of Science to the American Association for the Advancement of Science is returned to the Iowa Academy of Science. The AAAS prefers that this money be used to finance worthy scientific research directed by high school teachers, with high school student participation where appropriate.


Letter From The Editor, Robert E. Yager Jan 1963

Letter From The Editor, Robert E. Yager

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

After much effort on the part of many, this first issue of the Iowa Science Teaching Journal is a reality. We will all be looking forward to your comments and suggestions for future issues. We have felt for some time that the science teachers of Iowa need such a means of communication within the state as have teachers already in several other states.


Officer Candidates For Iowa Science Teachers' Association Jan 1963

Officer Candidates For Iowa Science Teachers' Association

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

According to the constitution of the Iowa Science Teachers' Association, new officers are elected each fall for this Association. The roster of candidates includes those listed.


Cover - Journal Staff; Journal Information; Ista Officers; Table Of Contents Jan 1963

Cover - Journal Staff; Journal Information; Ista Officers; Table Of Contents

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


How Experimental Is Chemistry?, Andrew W. Stevenson Jan 1963

How Experimental Is Chemistry?, Andrew W. Stevenson

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

It is generally felt that chemistry is an experimental science. This is the idea conveyed concerning the general high school chemistry course. The big question is, to what degree the course is experimental? It is time to take stock of the situation.


Junior Academy Of Science Program Jan 1963

Junior Academy Of Science Program

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Bill Houser of Des Moines Roosevelt who is the IJAS Director of Programs this year reports that preliminary plans for the April 18, 1964, meeting of the Iowa Junior Academy of Science are nearing completion.


New Members Jan 1963

New Members

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Lindy Solon of Ames is our ISTA membership chairman. He is planning a fall and winter campaign to increase our membership by one hundred percent by spring.


The Iowa Junior Academy Of Science, Frank W. Starr Jan 1963

The Iowa Junior Academy Of Science, Frank W. Starr

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The Iowa Junior Academy of Science was organized in 1931 as a group of 15 high school science clubs of state to promote and reward student scientific endeavors. The Junior Academy offered the opportunity communications between students and teacher-sponsors from different localities.


Preparing Our Students For The Future, Mary Janela Jan 1963

Preparing Our Students For The Future, Mary Janela

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Science education must advance with the times. Methods and ideas must change. We, as teachers, are being closely scrutinized. We can no longer sit back complacently. Since Sputnik, there has been grave concern over the ability of our students to apply knowledge to practical problems. Students are naturally curious so we must develop their inquiring minds and instill in them habits of sound reasoning, accurate judgment, and careful evaluation. To live in our democracy of the twentieth century the students must be trained to develop their powers of critical thinking.


News And Notes - Ista's October Meeting Jan 1963

News And Notes - Ista's October Meeting

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

ISTA's October Meeting Unfortunately final news reports concerning the October meeting did not get forwarded in time to meet the copy deadline for this issue. Plans call for the February issue to carry a summary of Dr. Berry's main address as well as specific reports of the section meetings.


The Cover Jan 1963

The Cover

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

In every science classroom a student may expect to discover something he has never seen before. The mimosa plant, which is shown full bloom on the front cover, is an ideal plant for your students to discover. The plant has the strange property of being able to move away, or fold up, whenever it is touched.


28 Years Ago Jan 1963

28 Years Ago

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The following paragraphs were taken from The Iowa Science Teacher, a forerunner of this journal, which was printed twenty-eight years ago. The editorial staff observes that the same remarks have some real implications for us in 1963.


I.J.A.S Invites, Mary Martina Jan 1963

I.J.A.S Invites, Mary Martina

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Any member of the Iowa Junior Academy of Science is eligible to submit Scientific Research Papers for annual judging by the association which is affiliated with the Iowa Academy of Science.


Implementing Bscs In Iowa, William Houser Jan 1963

Implementing Bscs In Iowa, William Houser

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The Biological Sciences Curriculum Study Committee has assumed much of the leadership in this movement of modernizing the teaching of the life sciences. Through the work of the BSCS committee three new texts and numerous supporting materials have been produced and are now available in final form.


The Iowa Academy And You, G. Chester Lev Jan 1963

The Iowa Academy And You, G. Chester Lev

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Organized in 1887 with a group of a dozen or so members the Iowa Academy of Science, Incorporated, has grown to be the third largest state academy in the nation with an active membership in 1963 of nearly 1700.


Back Cover Jan 1963

Back Cover

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


Don't Miss The Next Ista Meeting Jan 1963

Don't Miss The Next Ista Meeting

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

An announcement for the Iowa Science Teachers’ Association meeting to be held October 17-18, 1963.


What Is Happening To Science In Davenport?, Warren F. Classon Jan 1963

What Is Happening To Science In Davenport?, Warren F. Classon

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

September, 1960 was the month which heralded the beginning of a new look in science programs in Davenport. PSSC Physics was introduced in one of our high schools, a city-wide elementary science committee began to look seriously at the K-6 science program, and the instruction time for seventh and eighth grade science classes was doubled.


Four Years With The I.V.S. Program, T. Reginald Porter Jan 1963

Four Years With The I.V.S. Program, T. Reginald Porter

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

"Preparation and Purification of Metals", "Iowa Archeology", "Importance of Science for Non-Scientists", “Cellular Metabolism and Psychological Functions", and "Careers in Science" are a few of the many scientific topics which will be discussed during 1963-64 in Iowa public and parochial high schools and junior colleges as a part of the Iowa Visiting scientist Program.


News And Notes - Academy Sessions, April 17 & 18 Jan 1963

News And Notes - Academy Sessions, April 17 & 18

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Spring is just around the corner as well as the next state ISTA meeting. Mark April 17 and 18 (1964) on your calendars. These are the days for the Iowa Academy of Science meetings at Luther College in Decorah.


News And Notes - Activity In The Regions Jan 1963

News And Notes - Activity In The Regions

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

President Lyle Anderson has just reported his nine regional appointees for 1964. These Regional Directors will be responsible for ISTA activities in their respective regions.


News And Notes - Three Dollar Ista Members Jan 1963

News And Notes - Three Dollar Ista Members

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The Board of Directors of ISTA has recently clarified a point concerning membership. There have been several teachers who are present members of the Iowa Academy of Science. The five dollar membership charge for ISTA membership includes a two dollar charge for full membership in the Iowa Academy of Science.


What Is This Fuss About General Science?, Phillip E. Miller Jan 1963

What Is This Fuss About General Science?, Phillip E. Miller

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

With the advent of the superb Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS), Physical Sciences Study Committee (PSSC), Chemical Education Material Study (CHEM Study), and the Chemical Bond Approach (CBA) courses, secondary science teachers, at last, spend more of their efforts teaching instead of hacking up mediocre, out-dated texts and scrambling for up-to-date "supplementary" material that should have been the meat of the original "text".


Cover - Journal Staff; Ista Officers; Journal Information; Table Of Contents Jan 1963

Cover - Journal Staff; Ista Officers; Journal Information; Table Of Contents

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


A New Look At Ista In Iowa, Betty C. Goettsch Jan 1963

A New Look At Ista In Iowa, Betty C. Goettsch

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

In early April of this year, plans of the Iowa Academy of Science to form a new section for Science Teachers within the Academy were presented to Betty Goettsch, president of the ISTA by Dr. Robert Yager, a representative of the executive council of Iowa Academy of Science. Dr. Yager suggested that the ISTA might be interested in considering the opportunity for affiliation in this new division.