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Iowa Science Teachers Journal

1971

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The Role Of Science In The Elementary School, Dean Halverson Jan 1971

The Role Of Science In The Elementary School, Dean Halverson

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

For years we have taught science in the elementary school with little thought as to its role in light of the teachers and pupils in the schools. A successful program must be designed with their capabilities and interests in mind; therefore it is essential that we take a better look at the elementary teachers and their students.


Teaching Teaching, D. J. Moffatt, A. W. Jacobs, W. K. Metcalf Jan 1971

Teaching Teaching, D. J. Moffatt, A. W. Jacobs, W. K. Metcalf

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The role of a modern Anatomy department is threefold (Metcalf, 1970): 1. To teach anatomy and its sub-disciplines, gross anatomy, neuroanatomy, microscopic anatomy and embryology, to people who wish to learn it. 2. To advance the science of anatomy-the structural basis of function. 3. To train graduate students for a future role as anatomy faculty.


Orau To Develop Environmental Science Package For High School Students Jan 1971

Orau To Develop Environmental Science Package For High School Students

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), Oak Ridge, Tennessee, will develop and test a package of environmental measuring devices that high school students will build themselves from basic electronic components and then use to monitor air, water, noise and radiation pollution levels in their home communities.


Nsf Launches Major Ocean Study Jan 1971

Nsf Launches Major Ocean Study

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Dr. William D. McElroy, Director of the National Science Foundation, announced today the first awards in support of the International Decade of Ocean Exploration. The awards, totaling $3 million, will fund a project to provide information about levels of pollutants and of fission and waste products in the sea, oceanic mixing and the production of organic matter in the oceans.


Science Through Choice, Darrell G. Phillips Jan 1971

Science Through Choice, Darrell G. Phillips

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The young lady pictured on the front cover of this issue is deeply involved in structuring her own intellect. She is certainly finding out how particular things "work," but, more importantly she is using her own mind to plan next steps, to explore possibilities and to make decisions. Such intense involvement in learning is not at all uncommon, but this particular situation is highly unique-unique because it is taking place in a science classroom in a public school!


Chemistry Graduates Jan 1971

Chemistry Graduates

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The 1970 class of graduating chemists received the smallest increase in starting salaries in eighteen years, according to an American Chemical Society survey reported in the current issue of Chemical and Engineering News. The salaries reported averaged only 1.6 per cent higher than last year, said David A. H. Roethel who compiled the information.


Environmental Education In The Environment, Michael J. Naylon Jan 1971

Environmental Education In The Environment, Michael J. Naylon

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Man, the thinking animal, is an observer of events in the universe. He has conceded the obvious truth of his uniqueness on this planet and his religions charge him with its stewardship. However, the very quality which distinguishes him from other life forms has also proven to be his greatest weakness. Perception is a personal experience; its very nature mandates that it be point-centered in the universe. That point is the individual. Collective man is guilty of assuming that the universe "happens" around him. He has not effectively perceived that he is a happening in the universe. He has compounded …


A Study Of The Development Of Student Attitudes In Two Approaches To Teaching Bscs Biology, Harry F. Fulton Jan 1971

A Study Of The Development Of Student Attitudes In Two Approaches To Teaching Bscs Biology, Harry F. Fulton

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

When a student enters a science class at the start of the semester, how often does the science teacher consider the student's attitude toward science? Usually our concern is about his background in science, his intelligence, or if he will be a discipline problem. These areas are perhaps important but a study by DeRose (2) also reveals the importance of attitude. He indicates that the achievement of students in a particular class may depend to a large extent on the attitude of students toward that class.


Instant Isotopes For High School Science Courses, William G. Durkin Jan 1971

Instant Isotopes For High School Science Courses, William G. Durkin

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

One of the most recent innovations in science education on the secondary school level has been the production of the MINIGERATOR by Union Carbide.


Environmental Studies Jan 1971

Environmental Studies

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Environmental Studies, AGI's newly-funded project based in Boulder, Colorado, has produced a packet of materials for use in the Elementary School.


Buffalo Find Home On Park Ranges Jan 1971

Buffalo Find Home On Park Ranges

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Herds of American Bison still roam at Yellowstone National Park and in three other National Park System areas: Theodore Roosevelt National Memorial Park, N.D., and Wind Cave National Park and Badlands National Monument, S.D.


New Offerings From The Government Printing Office Jan 1971

New Offerings From The Government Printing Office

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

A list of publications offered by the Government Printing Office.


Open Letter From The Editor, Robert E. Yager Jan 1971

Open Letter From The Editor, Robert E. Yager

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

As we prepare copy for Volume 9 of the Iowa Science Teachers' Journal, we are reminded that this volume represents the ninth year for the Journal in its present format and as a publication of the Iowa Academy of Science. Because no appropriation was made by the state legislature during 1971 for support of the Academy, the Journal will be issued only three times during 1971- 72.


Four Important Ecology Lectures On Cassette Tape Jan 1971

Four Important Ecology Lectures On Cassette Tape

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

A series of lectures on ecology - some of the newest thinking in the environmental field - has been taped on cassette by Ecology Focus.


Count Rumford: Designer Of Clothes, Peter H. Sweedy Jan 1971

Count Rumford: Designer Of Clothes, Peter H. Sweedy

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

When developing a concept in class, I think all teachers realize the importance of taking into account the attention span of their students. One report I read felt that most college students can maintain a good 30-minute attention span, whereas seventh grade students can only average a period of four to five minutes of concentration on a speaker.


Iowa Science Teachers Journal To Be Distributed Only As Requested Jan 1971

Iowa Science Teachers Journal To Be Distributed Only As Requested

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The Board of Directors, acting on the results of a survey of interest in the Journal and recommendations of the Publications Committee, decided to reduce this publication to three issues per year and to distribute it to those in the Academy who indicate interest in the Science Teaching Section.


New Publication Jan 1971

New Publication

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Journal of College Science Teaching is now being published quarterly by the National Science Teachers Association (Volume 1, Number 1, October 1971). The magazine is designed to disseminate the basic and innovative knowledge of science teaching and to promote the application of this knowledge to introductory college science and its function in bringing greater scientific literacy into general education.


Back Cover Jan 1971

Back Cover

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


Book Review - Regeneration, James F. Arnesen Jan 1971

Book Review - Regeneration, James F. Arnesen

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

This book, Regeneration, purports to have been written to help bridge the gap in the area of regeneration as a key to the understanding of normal and abnormal growth and development.


Vertebrate Comparative Anatomy In Undergraduate Curricula 1969-70, Karl E. Goellner Jan 1971

Vertebrate Comparative Anatomy In Undergraduate Curricula 1969-70, Karl E. Goellner

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

In 1966 I presented a short paper describing some impressions of the status of vertebrate comparative anatomy (and embryology) in European universities (Goellner, 1968). Discussions which followed seemed to suggest that the status of these courses in the United States may be changing, and that a survey might elicit information on this matter. A basic assumption was implied, namely, that comparative anatomy had, indeed, been a traditional course in college offerings, particularly for zoology majors and for pre-medical and pre-dental students. This paper presents results of a modest survey conducted during the winter of 1969-70.


Iowa Upstep: A New Program In Science Education, Louis Gatta Jan 1971

Iowa Upstep: A New Program In Science Education, Louis Gatta

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

At a time when knowledge is exponentially increasing and advances in pure science are being incorporated into an ever accelerating technological society, there exists a trend toward fewer and fewer adequately prepared science teachers. At a time when total enrollment in junior and senior high schools is reaching record breaking numbers, the enrollment in elective science courses is on the decline.


The Objectives Of The Earth Science Curriculum Project: An Evaluation Of Their Achievement, Musa Y. Qutub, Keith M. Hussey Jan 1971

The Objectives Of The Earth Science Curriculum Project: An Evaluation Of Their Achievement, Musa Y. Qutub, Keith M. Hussey

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The textbook Investigating the Earth and its companion two-volume Teacher's Guide were conceived, written, and tested by a group of scientists and educators brought together for that specific purpose. A primary objective was to produce an earth science course that could replace the increasingly unsatisfactory and outdated general science program. The three main themes outlined for the program were behavioral, conceptual, and historical. Its major objective was to offer the ninth-grade students an interdisciplinary earth science course that would provide a view of our dynamic planet through the use of scientific concepts, such as space, time, energy, motion, and matter, …


Mercury In Environment Subject Of New Report Jan 1971

Mercury In Environment Subject Of New Report

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

A report summarizing the abundance and distribution of mercury in the environment has just been published by the U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior.


It's What We Tried To Tell Them Half A Century Ago Jan 1971

It's What We Tried To Tell Them Half A Century Ago

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Transportation Secretary Volpe made headlines last month when he urged an international agreement for tighter controls to curb oil pollution by tankers that dump oily "ballast water" at sea.


Secondary Science Training Programs - Enrichment For The High School Student (1971), Edward L. Pizzini Jan 1971

Secondary Science Training Programs - Enrichment For The High School Student (1971), Edward L. Pizzini

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

"I will transmit my fatherland not only less, but greater and better, than it was transmitted to me." The Environmental Science Program, a six-week field-oriented program dedicated to this philosophy, is one of four Secondary Science Training Programs (SSTP) which will be offered during the summer of 1971 at The University of Iowa for high school students.


Doctoral Dissertation Research Awards Broadened Jan 1971

Doctoral Dissertation Research Awards Broadened

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Dr. William D. McElroy, Director of the National Science Foundation, has authorized the broadened use of doctoral dissertation research awards to include the environmental sciences (atmospheric and earth sciences and oceanography) and the biological field sciences such as ecology, systematics, and biological oceanography.


May Have Found Way To Limit Auto Pollution Jan 1971

May Have Found Way To Limit Auto Pollution

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

A Michigan State University soil scientist and a chemist may have discovered a cheap method of removing some dangerous exhaust pollutants.


Cover - Ias & Ists Officers, Directors And Chairpersons - Ist Journal Information - Table Of Contents Jan 1971

Cover - Ias & Ists Officers, Directors And Chairpersons - Ist Journal Information - Table Of Contents

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


Open Letter To Science Teachers: Look Out For Secondary Science Teachers!, Lynn W. Glass Jan 1971

Open Letter To Science Teachers: Look Out For Secondary Science Teachers!, Lynn W. Glass

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Elementary science teaching in Iowa is takin on a new image. Already some of the students in junior high school are the product of this revolution in elementary science teaching.


Escp Field Study Guides Jan 1971

Escp Field Study Guides

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

A new series of Field Study Guides which ESCP produced have just been made available for purchase. These guides are appropriate for college students as well as secondary school students.